Winning Liverpool Gin Cocktails to Drink during Grand National weekend in Liverpool

The champions of a Grand National-themed cocktail competition hosted by Liverpool Gin and held at Peacocks on Seel Street this week have been announced.

Some of the city’s best mixologists battled it out for first and second place, with the winners receiving a rare boxed distillers cut of Liverpool Gin.

The brief was to create a races-themed cocktail using Liverpool Gin, Liverpool Vodka or Liverpool Rum and you can enjoy the fruits of the two top winning cocktails during Grand National weekend, April 7th – 9th at the bars below:

 1st place

Fredericks, Hope Street, Liverpool

Halewood Wines and Spirits Cocktail Competition at The Peacock Seel Street. Winner of the competition Casey La Awng Dao

Mixologist: La Awng Dao Casey

Cocktail name: 4 Miles in Stilettos

Ingredients: 40ml Liverpool Gin, 25ml Lychee liqueur, 25ml fresh lemon juice, 25ml rose syrup, egg white

Method: Shake over ice and strain into a chilled coupette glass. Garnish with flowers on artificial grass.

 

2nd place

McGuffie & Co, Castle Street, Liverpool

Mixologist: Josh Sage

Cocktail name: Amberleigh house (16-1)

Ingredients: 50ml Liverpool Gin, 15ml fresh lime juice, 10ml sugar syrup, 2 x Cucumber slices, egg white. Garnish: mint brush with freshly cut grass scent oil, icing sugar and viola flowers

 

Method: Shake everything but the garnish together with ice and strain into a tumbler over ice. Garnish with icing sugar dusted mint , the grass scent oil and flowers.

 

Both cocktails are available at their respective bars during Grand National weekend. Other bars who took part in the competition will also be offering race-themed Liverpool cocktails during the Grand National weekend – these include: NYL Restaurant & Bar at Aloft, Peacocks, The Titanic Hotel and Ex Directory.

Liverpool Gin is an artisanal organic aromatic gin hand crafted and distilled at Halewood Wines & Spirits in Huyton using the finest certified organic botanicals. With an intense juniper flavour and bright citrus finish, Liverpool Gin is a refreshing way to toast the races! @LiverpoolGin

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