Ketel One Cocktail Competition @ServedbyBibendum

Ketel One kettle with cocktails

Vodka continues to dominate spirits sales across the UK, so we've teamed up with Ketel One to launch our first ever cocktail competition. We're looking for London's best and most creative mixologist - so we're challenging the capital's most talented drink slingers at doing what they do best. 

The Challenge

Create a signature cocktail based around Ketel One Vodka that is delicious, but also original and brave. 

4 October at 11pm 


Who can enter?

The competiton is open to anyone who works in a bar in London.

Competition Rounds

Round 1

Online submission

Round 2

Regional heats: North, South, East and West London

Round 3

The final at the Served by Bibendum event, London


What's at stake?

The winning bartender will be whisked away on a trip to Amsterdam and given a tour of the Ketel One distillery. 

Competition Guidelines: Online Entry

Entries close: 4 October at 11pm

1. You must sign-up online by completing the entry form below
2. You must submit a written recipe for one cocktail

Your Ketel One Cocktail must be a new creation and must contain:

• A minimum of 35ml of Ketel One, which should be the foundation of your drink
• No more than six ingredients (garnishes not counted as ingredients)
• Measurements for recipe should be in milliliters, or in the case of bitters and tinctures ‘dashes’ should be used

3. Enter your cocktail's name, recipe and method when completing the entry form below.

Eight contestants in each of the 4 regions (North, South, East and West London) will be selected to go through to the heats. 
So get involved and represent your area!


Ketel one cocktail


1. A heat will be held for each of the four regions between 9 and 12 October.2. There will be eight competitors in each heat.


You will be given 2min set-up time behind the bar and then 5mins to present two serves of your Ketel One cocktail to be judged by the following criteria:

- Taste
- Presentation and bar skills
- Look and aroma of the cocktail 
- Being original and brave
- Product knowledge

One winner from each region will go on to compete at the Grand Final at Bibendum’s immersive drinking experience, Served by Bibendum on the evening of 24 October 2017.

Special Notes:

All competitors must agree to participate in photos, videos and/or audio recordings for media, PR and judging purposes.


Good Luck and see you in the heats!


13th September 2017

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