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Bars Competing in the Cranes Cocktail Competition Announced

Posted by Lorna Scully on

Back in June, we announced our very first cocktail competition, whereby we started searching for mixologists to 'Paint the Town Red' and compete to win the cash prize and title of Cranes Brand Ambassador.

With less then a week to go until our finale, which will be held at The Prince of Wales, Brixton, London, we thought there was no better time to introduce our 3 finalists.

Firstly, to introduce our judges;

  • Tom Arnold
  • Sean Cambridge
  • Ben Ritsema
  • Dan Ritsema

The bars competing will be; 

Graphic Bar

Located in Soho’s Golden Square, London, Graphic Bar is well known for being the home of a world class collection of gin and the latest ground-breaking urban art. Featuring artists including Ben Allen, Jim Sharp, Ben Eine and Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger, it’s definitely one of the places to be if you want a sophisticated cocktail.

Their bartenders also seem to know a thing or two about cocktails. Whether they're creating one of their House Creations, or their now infamous Paint Tin Punches, they’ll be able to shake or stir up a delicious cocktail for you in no time.

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Graphic Bar London


First Aid Box

The concept of First Aid Box Bar is health, nutrition and doctors’ orders but with an unusual alcohol based twist. Created by the boys who created The Shrub & Shutter, First Aid Box is already showing to be a success. Whether it’s a causal day date or evening cocktails with friends, First Aid Box will be sure to serve up some delicious cocktails.

Also, don’t miss their secret backroom bar ‘BLINDER’. Open Friday and Saturday nights. Loosely based on 1920’s England, with dark spirits, lots of gin and strong cocktails. If you like Peaky blinders, you’ll love it in here.

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First Aid Bar


The Shrub & Shutter

A fresh, modern, innovative, and interactive neighbourhood cocktail bar and restaurant situated in the ever changing area of Brixton. 

Their cocktail list is innovative and fun, with names like The Owl and the Pussycat (gin, quince liqueur, celery bitters, plum sake, Baron de Sigognac, quince shrub and citrus) and You Can’t Handle Chartreuse (gin, Del Maguey Mezcal, yellow chartreuse, pineapple, lemon, elderflower and green chartreuse jelly).

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The Shrub and Shutter Brixton


Want to see what goes on at the event? Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram for live updates throughout the evening.