Round 1: Marylebone Cocktail Competition Winner

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Last Wednesday saw the first of the Babicka Vodka Marylebone Cocktail Competition evenings take place at restaurant Cocochan, with the Reform & Social Bar coming out as the winner of the first round and progressing to the final. Check out the video below for some of the action:

Other competitors included Après, SamarQand, Cocochan (the hosts) and The Marylebone Hotel Bar. For more information on who was taking part click here.

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Winner Andre behind the Reform & Social bar

The winner of the first Marylebone Cocktail Competition was Andre from Reform & Social. Fairly new to the UK, Portuguese Andre has been at the Reform & Social Bar for about 6 months. He created two fantastic cocktails, one short and one long, both of which worked their wonders on the judges, including us!

The recipes for both of Andre’s winning Babicka Vodka based cocktails can be seen below:

The Crystal Sin

50 ml Babicka Vodka
25 ml lemon juice
25 ml sugar syrup
15 ml Manzana Verde apple liqueur
2 dashes of Lemon Bitters

Served on the rocks in a tall glass with a float of Grand Marnier & garnished with an apple fan.

The Sweet Poison

50 ml Babicka Vodka
10 ml pink grapefruit juice
15 ml lime juice
10 ml bitter Campari
15 ml Triple Sec
15 ml homemade sugar syrup infused with vanilla and cinnamon
1 dash of grapefruit bitters

Served straight up, garnished with a grapefruit twist.

The Reform & Social Bar is located within the Reform Social & Grill, itself attached to the Mandeville Hotel on Mandeville Place, just south of Marylebone High Street. We’ve since been in to visit Andre at his home bar – the Reform & Social Bar is a great place for a cocktail in the heart of Marylebone Village.


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