Now in its third year, the Licensed & Catering News Mixologist of the Year competition took place recently at Sixty6 in the heart of Belfast city.
The finals of LCN’s Mixologist of the Year 2018 competition were the perfect platform for six talented young mixologists from around Northern Ireland, each of them hoping to emulate the success of last year’s victor, Nathan Evans from Mary’s Bar and Secrets Nightclub in Magherafelt.
A panel of judges drawn from independent adjudicators, Spotcheck NI; our sponsors, The Kraken and Licensed & Catering News, watched closely as each competitor mixed two cocktails – one was a freeform offering of the mixologist’s own choice and for the other, they were asked to design a cocktail that would perfectly showcase The Kraken’s dark charms.
Each of our competitors excelled – flair and innovation were on display with ever one of their creations and the judges have since spent considerable time assessing their performances.
Check out the June/July edition of LCN for a special awards supplement containing the all-important results in all 20 categories and lots and lots of pictures from the big night.