Beefeater has crowned Evelyn Chick from Toronto, Canada as the winner of its global 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Cocktail Competition. Against fierce competition from 31 international finalists, her winning cocktail – Endless English Summers – evoked the competition's theme of "The Evolution of London" and wowed judges and industry experts.
Evelyn Chick was selected to represent Canada after defeating top bartenders from across the country in a national competition organized by Corby's own Ryan Powell, Trade Marketing Manager of Education and Kim Creighton, Beefeater Brand Manager. After local contests in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto, the top two mixologists from each city competed in an ultimate showdown at Toronto's THR & Co. After impressing a panel of 4 judges, Evelyn was declared the winner for Canada and went on to compete in – and win! – the global Beefeater MIXLDN finals on January 29th in London.
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"This is an incredible achievement that showcases Canada at the forefront of the global cocktail culture," says Maxime Kouchnir, VP of Marketing, Corby Spirit and Wine. "It is not only a true testament to the quality of bartending in Canada, but also the quality of training and brand education. This win speaks great volumes to the talent in this country, and we couldn't be any prouder of Evelyn's accomplishment."
Evelyn's victory earns her the role of Beefeater's Apprentice Brand Ambassador, giving her the opportunity to support the brand's team of Global Ambassadors for one year. Following in-depth one-to-one training at Beefeater: The Home of Gin in London, Evelyn will represent Beefeater at exclusive events all around the world. As the reigning champion, she will also travel to some of the world's most prestigious bartender events, such as the Moscow Bar Show and the Berlin Bar Convent.
"I am so excited and honoured to have picked up the top award at the Beefeater MIXLDN Global Bartender Competition," says Evelyn Chick, Beefeater MIXLDN 2015 Global Champion. "The level of talent this year was exceptional and my fellow contestants delivered some truly memorable drinks […] I'm looking forward to travelling around the world representing Beefeater, learning more about this iconic London Dry Gin and making delicious cocktails along the way!"
In celebration of Evelyn Chick's achievement, she has provided the recipe for her award-winning Gin cocktails. Please enjoy our products responsibly.
Endless English Summers cocktail:
1.75oz Beefeater Gin
0.5oz Fino Sherry (Tio Pepe)
0.5 oz 'Green Park Cordial'
6 drops salted Pernod
Green Park Cordial:
1 1/4 kg granulated white sugar
2 unwaxed lemons
1/2 pomelo (peel & fruit)
1 fennel bulb
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 barspoon fennel pollen
62g citric acid
Pre chill stirring glass. Combine Beefeater London Dry gin, Fino sherry, 'Green Park Cordial' and salted Pernod in the glass. Add ice and stir to dilute (about 20 - 30 stirs). Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a pomelo peel, cut and placed on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!
SOURCE Corby Spirit and Wine Communications
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