Martin Miller’s Cocktails on the Beach Comp

Martin Miller’s Gin celebrated its 10th Anniversary this week by hosting a Cocktail Competition with a difference on famous  Brighton  Beach. Top barmen from around the UK joined a panel of judges to compete for a trip to the Martin Miller’s Gin Masters in the US in November.  In full view of Brighton Pier and its slightly less sturdy neighbour, the West Pier, and a pebble’s throw from the beach, the participants battled it out over an al fresco bar)

The winner overall was Edinburgh’s Ryan Chetiyawardana of Bramble, with his 10th Anniversary Cocktail, ‘Decennalia’, using  Martin Miller’s Gin and Springbank 10 year old Single Malt, In the ‘Lost & Stolen’ category Ryan mixed the delicious ‘Ace of Violets’, for which he redistilled Miller’s Westbourne Strength to produce an innovative Crème d’Yvette drink. Jamie MacDonald, Barman at the newly opened Hotel Missoni, won first prize in the ‘Lost & Stolen’ category with a Cosmo and it was his knowledge and balance of the cocktail which won him the round. Cameron Daws from Koba in Brighton won the prize for Overall Bar Personality with what Lucinda McCaffrey, Martin Miller’s Gin Brand Ambassador, described as his “cheeky personality” and his “hilarious” speed round meant the judges voted they would most like to sit at his bar.  The other finalists included Dave White from Tiger Lily and Nico Espagnol from Lonsdale, who for the Speed Round stripped down to his Speedo swimming trunks!

Martin Miller’s Gin 10th Anniversary Cocktail – Decennalia

by Ryan Chetiyawardana

  • 2 brown sugar cubes
  • Rhubarb bitters
  • 50ml Martin Miller’s Gin Westbourne Strength
  • 25ml Springbank 10 Year Old Single Malt
  • 1 x whole egg
  • Grapefruit zest

Martin Miller’s Gin Lost & Stolen Cocktail – Ace of Violets

by Ryan Chetiyawardana

  • 37.5ml Martin Miller’s Gin 40
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 25ml Martin Miller’s Yvette (redistilled Martin Miller’s Gin with Crème d’Yvette)
  • 10ml Noilly Dry
  • Dash of Angostura Orange
  • 1 x egg white
  • Nutmeg


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