Here at Chiquito we’re big fans of a chiqui cocktail… or two… so to celebrate we held our annual Cocktail Championship in Leicester Square!
After sets of regional heats, the best of our bartenders brought their unique cocktail creations to the national semi-final in London.
First each bartender had to pass a technical test, making up our famous cocktails accurately from memory, not an easy task with dozens of different combinations and flavours! Our judges then selected the best ten bartenders to go through to our evening competition.
With the chosen ten ready to compete, our judges lined up to sample their brand new cocktail creations full of flavour and flair. Imagination, skill and presentation all contributed to the scoring for each drink put forward by our mixologists.
After a gruelling challenge, only three could be crowned as our finalists – Dan, Jade and David – who will be battling it out to be the Cocktail Grand Champion in a few weeks at our Chiquito Annual Conference. Keep an eye out amigos for our winning drinks; they’ll all be going on the menu!