As with every year the drinks y’all created are pretty amazing! So, without further ado we are pleased to announce this year’s shortlisted bartenders who are invited to participate in the Bartenders Challenge:

Apple Black Martini Girl

Aaron Wall

Homeboy, London

London

Lagniappe

(Lan-yap)

Adam Day

Wood & Company, Manchester

North

Revert to Roots

Callum Rixson

Hideout, Bath

Wales & South

McCauley's

Ice Tea

Dan Crowther

Hedonist, Leeds

North

Cry Me A Mississippi

Dimi Savvaidis

The King Of Islington, Dundee

Scotland

Count of Orleans

Gareth Rees

Fat Bear, London

London

Southern Summer

Glen Eldridge

Nocturnal Animals, Birmingham

Midlands

Beards + Blazers

Jody Buchan

Kin, Edinburgh

Scotland

Beads and Balcony

Joe Senington

The Larder House, Bournemouth

Wales & South England

The Comfortable Fall

Rachel Shephard

Boilermaker, Nottingham

Midlands

Black

Banana

Scott Addison

Beast, London

London

The Knock-Off

Tom Loosli

Original Sin, London

London

Keeping with the Spirit of New Orleans, win or lose we hope y’all are able to join us at the grand final on June 10th as we paddle down the Thames on the Dixie Queen and help us to crown, not only the Southern Showdown Champion but also the People’s Champion.

RSVP to attend the Grand Final now.