Entering cocktail competitions is a fantastic way to increase your visibility as a bartender and nowadays, some of these competitions are moving online.

Here’s my entry for the NUBI Magazine’s Bombay Sapphire cocktail competition. The magazine offered the option of simply submitting a recipe or making a video (their full competition page can be found here) so as I’m used to camera work I decided to go for the later. Its always better to go for the harder option if you have time, as it will help the entry stand out!

The video was all shot on a single iPhone 6+ with a cheap tripod and a couple of lights – just to prove that you don’t need a whole bunch of specialist equipment! I was also solo for the afternoon so I was operating the ‘camera’ as well as being in front of it and editing it this evening.

The recipe is at the end of the video if you’d like to recreate the drink, and to make the infusion was incredibly simple, I took fresh parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (the herbs mentioned in the song) and poured boiling water over them, right from the kettle, and left it to cool. That was it!

Oh, and by the way, the version of Scarborough Fair in the video is by an incredible Barbershop Quartet called Vocal Spectrum!


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