London & South East

Fernet Branca Challenge

On Tuesday 22nd November,  At “The Spirit Level @ Baku” Sloane Street in their chic bar upstairs, the UKBG held the Fernet Branca cocktail competition courtesy of Andreas Tsanos Bar Manager of, “The Spirit Level @ Baku”

Sponsored & attended by Edoardo Branca, son of the owner & Export Area Manager.


It was organised by Stefano Cossio London Chairman & Paul Millet, Sales Manager for Blavod Drinks & importers of Fernet Branca.

There were 19 competitors from some of the top hotels & bars in London, The level of drinks were of a very high standard & extremely creative.

The judges had their work cut out trying to decide on a winner , But all the guys were winners . the panel of judges consisted of Edoardo Branca, Daniel Crebesse, Guild President, The Legendary Peter Dorelli, Kate Alexander, Marketing Manager for Blavod Drinks, & Andreas Tsanos from “The Spirit Level @ Baku. ”


The top three were
1st place, Alessandro Pizzoli , from the Kensington Hotel with “The Eagles Nest.”
2nd Place, Lee Hyde, from the Americano Bar with “The Good Doctor.”
3rd Place, Swannard Korgaonkar, from Simpsons on the Strand with “Dr Who Cocktail.”


Many thanks to the Sponsors, the Judges , the Staff at “The Spirit Level @ Baku” the UKBG Committee & Supporters, most of all the competitors, you guys are all winners, but there could only be one winner to go to Milan Italy, to visit Fernet Branca to see how this Beautiful Nectar is made.

Mike Sweetman
London Vice-Chairman

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