State Winner || De Kuyper The Works Cocktail Competition

De Kuyper is a Dutch distilling company that creates a range of liqueurs that are very popular in bars around the world – this year they challenged bartenders all over Australia to choose a classic cocktail and put their own twist on it. Judging the competition is Dale DeGroff, Dale is also known as the Cocktail King. From the USA, Dale has always been a strong part of the revival of the bartending industry.

The Northern Territory had around 15 different entries to the competition and our bartender Alex Johnston has taken one of the top 2 spots! He now gets flown to Brisbane in early August to compete against the National Finalist and is judged by Dale DeGroff.

Alex created a twist on the classic cocktail ‘The Cosmopolitan’

Mezcapolitan by Alex Johnston

40ml Ilegal Mezcal 15ml De Kuyper Apricot Brandy 10ml 7 Day Soaked Napoleon Mandarine Cranberries 8ml Lime Sherbet 3 Drops Orange Basil Oil