Mosey wins UK heat of Tahona Society Cocktail Competition

12 September, 2013
Chris Mosey

Chris Mosey and his winning cocktail

Chris Mosey of Hula Bar in Manchester has won the UK final of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition, defeating nine other bartenders. 

Mosey will now compete against bartenders from around the world at the grand final of the fourth international Tahona Society Cocktail Competition in Mexico this month.

Held in London at Wahaca Soho, the UK final was judged by a panel comprising Olmeca Altos brand ambassadors Matthias Lataille and Pedro Garvoa, last year’s winner of the UK Tahona Society final, Gareth Evans of Pollen Street Social, and in tribute to Tahona-co founder Henry Beasant who passed away earlier this year, his close friend Jake Burger was the honorary chairman of judges.

Chris Mosey’s winning cocktail, Olmeca you a Boss Martini, was a blend of Olmeca Altos Reposado, Muscat and Strega. 

Judges praised the combination of bitter liqueur and sweet wine, which they said “combined perfectly” with the Reposado tequila.

Dan Priseman of NOLA Bar was second with his El Chapolin, a twist on the grasshopper cocktail, combining Manzanilla sherry, dark cacao liqueur and white crème de menthe with Olmeca Altos Reposado.

Olmeca Altos brand ambassador Matthias Lataille, said: “The quality of the cocktails at the UK final was once again of the highest standard, so the judges had a tough time choosing a winner. Chris delighted the judges with his banter and produced a very well balanced cocktail, recreating a vermouth using a bitter.

“Liqueur and a sweet wine. His creation was a great example of how a brave and creative approach to a traditional cocktail can produce an exciting new drink that really enhances the natural flavours of Tequila, complimenting the flavours of Olmeca Altos Reposado perfectly.”

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