This competition is now closed. We would like to again thank all participants for their entry and support together with The Cocktail Trading co. for their hospitality and Grey Goose, the competition sponsor as we congratulate Ciprian Zsragaa from The American Bar at The Savoy hotel in London who took 1st place on the day.

Dick Bradsell’s Espresso Martini is par excellence – the modern classic cocktail. Since his creation, coffee has become more and more a versatile ingredient in nowadays libations. In honour of his legacy and talent, we are delighted to announce the UKBG Vodka Espresso Competition sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka.

We are searching for the best “London twist on the Espresso Martini” recipes using at least 40ml Grey Goose Vodka (any variant), per cocktail.

This competition is only open to bartenders that reside in the London regiondownload an entry form to get started.


Create your London twist on the Espresso Martini using a full, free expression of ingredients and flavours. The top 12 entries will be invited to present their creation to our judges on the 5th December 2018 at the Cocktail Trading Company, 53 Bethnal Green Road. Here they will be asked to prepare 4 serves of their recipe in 10 minutes. Remember that you and your cocktail will be marked on the following criteria: appearance, aroma, taste, knowledge, presentation skills, name, story-telling, technical execution and relevance to the competition brief.

With courtesy of Bacardi Martini, the full Grey Goose Vodka range will be provided on the day. You only need to bring your personal ingredients, tools, glassware and what you believe is the best expression of this classic coffee cocktail.

The winner will receive a £400 luxury voucher to be redeemed in the prestigious Savoy Hotel Restaurant.
In order to participate, download an entry form, add your recipe and return the completed form to by the 27th November 2018 with the subject line: Grey Goose Espresso Martini 2018.

Warm drinks will be served alongside canapés and a cheerful Christmas video will be filmed during the event. A great reason to come along and share the festive spirit.

We wish you all the best, with warm regards,

Salvatore Damiano
President of the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild

This competition is closed now. UKBG wish all the best to the people involved in this day. 

“This is an opportunity to join the UKBG, meet the best of our industry and most importantly have a memorable and fun day. You do need to be a current member of the UKBG to enter. Membership is free and you can sign-up or renew your membership here”  Salvatore Damiano  |  President of the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild


Competition sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka


Registration to the UKBG is free – Join today for the opportunity to participate in national competitions and events.