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London Cocktail Week 2014 – Nola Vs Nola: Tiki Takes Over!

October 8, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - October 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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An intercontinental contest for bragging rights, New Orleans’ best bartenders are taking on the team from London’s very own NOLA. The winner gets bragging rights for the next year… the loser has to do penance at next year’s Tales of the Cocktail.

We took seven of New Orleans’ best bartenders and had them each make an original kick-ass cocktail. Then we gave the bartenders from NOLA the exact same ingredients, but without any information about how the drink was proportioned or made.

Each night, NOLA will make both cocktails and it’s up to you to decide the winner. £8 gets you both cocktails and a vote for your favorite.

Tonight, Tiki Legend Jeff “Beachbum” Berry sends over a Bittermens cocktail recipe featuring El Dorado Rum.

One of Imbibe magazine’s “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century” and one of The Daily Meal’s “60 Coolest People in Food & Drink,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, which Los Angeles magazine dubbed “the keys to the tropical kingdom.” Esquire calls him “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts,” while Las Vegas magazine cites him as “one of the world’s leading mixologists.”

Jeff’s original cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world, from Bon Appetit and Fine Cooking magazines to such books as World’s Best Cocktails and the Mr. Boston Official Bartenders Guide; his drinks have been served at PDT and PKNY in Manhattan, Le Tiki Lounge in Paris, Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, Kona Lei and Costello Club in Madrid, The Tiki Room in Stockholm, Paparazzi in Bratislava, Three Dots And A Dash in Chicago, Boutiq’ Bar in Budapest, Nu Bar in Bologna and Hula Bula in Perth, Australia, among others.


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