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Monday, June 1, 2020

Raising the cocktail

Karol Rybicki of The Sanderson wins La Brasserie’s first inter-bar cocktail competition


On Sunday evening La Brasserie in Brompton Cross, South Kensington hosted their first inter-bar cocktail competition. The winner was Karol Rybicki of The Sanderson.


Judges Matthew Steeples, Helen Lederer and Peter Godwin with the winning drink
Judges Matthew Steeples, Helen Lederer and Peter Godwin with the winning drink

The six entrants gather behind the bar
The six entrants gather behind the bar

Suzie Cooke and Liz Brewer
Suzie Cooke and Liz Brewer

Stáňa Turková of Cassis makes her cocktail
Stáňa Turková of Cassis makes her cocktail

Langley's No. 8's Jonathan Zammit-Tabona, Alina of The Enterprise and Stáňa Turková of Cassis
Langley’s No. 8’s Jonathan Zammit-Tabona, Alina of The Enterprise and Stáňa Turková of Cassis

The winning cocktail by Karol Rybicki
The winning cocktail by Karol Rybicki

Winning entrant Karol Rybicki
Winning entrant Karol Rybicki

Six bars entered in total and representatives from each were given five minutes to showcase their drink in an event conceived by barman Alejandro Flores. Each was judged by comedian and Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer, Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times and La Brasserie owner Peter Godwin.


Karol Rybicki won first prize and took home a bottle of Krug. He was followed in second and third places by Ernest Reid of Boisdale Canary Wharf and Stáňa Turková of Cassis in South Kensington. A surprise last minute entry came from Jonathan Zammit-Tabona, the brand ambassador for Langley’s No. 8 gin and the guests who travelled furthest to attend were Bill and Lucy Coker, the owners of the Red Iguana in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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