Imbibe Live 2017 - It will be all-ice on the night…

It will be all-ice on the night…

Cocktails on ice

Imbibe Live will host the live final of the brand new Ice-O-Matic ‘Cocktails on Ice’ Challenge on 4 July.

This is not your average cocktail competition: over the past few months the leading ice machine maker has conducted a nation-wide search for the most innovative and creative bartenders, but with a chilly twist!

The first part of the competition will see entrants demonstrate their skills and passion for bartending with three signature cocktail recipes – one of which incorporates a unique use of ice – to be in with a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Sweden’s famous IceHotel. The deadline for entries is 13 June.

The expert panel of judges – which include Eion Kenny, bar manager at Ham Yard Hotel; Wendy Stoklasova, bar manager at Oblix at The Shard; Clara-Louise Paul, commercial manager at Rocket Restaurants & Bars; and Imbibe’s Clinton Cawood – will now have to whittle the contestants down to six finalists, representing some of the best in the business.

The finalists will shake it out at the live final, where the judges will be looking for creativity, flavour combinations, timings and, most importantly, an inventive use of ice.

Head down to the Imbibe Live Cocktail Lounge at 3pm on 4 July to see who will be the ‘coolest’ bartender and crowned the winner of the Cocktails on Ice Challenge.

If you want to enter, email Sasha at to find out more.

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