The Monin Cup

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The Monin Cup is back in 2024, with the theme of 'Low is More' and UK bartenders are invited to enter now.

The Monin Cup is a biennial competition for professional bartenders under the age of 28. Those who triumph at their national heats are then invited to go forward to represent their country at the global finals in France with a chance to be crowned Global Monin Cup champion.

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This year, the Monin team are asking UK bartenders to take inspiration from the current low and no alcohol trend. Your original cocktail, following the theme of 'Low is More' must:
- include at least one Monin product, which can be a syrup, concentrate, fruit mix or liqueur
- contain a maximum of one homemade ingredient
- have a maximum ABV of 8% before dilution

After entering your recipe, the Monin UK team will be in touch to offer advice and mentorship regarding your entry and, if needed, you will have until 16 August to adjust your recipe taking into account their feedback and guidance.


The UK winner will receive a trip to the Athens Bar Show in November 2024, as well as attending to compete in the Global Final in France in December 2024.

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Key dates for the UK Monin Cup:

Closing date for entries is 31 July 2024
Final recipe deadline 16 August 2024
The UK Final takes place on 2-3 September 2024
The Athens Bar Show (UK Heat prize) is on 5-7 November 2024
The Global Final will be held in France in early December 2024

To find out more and enter, visit the competition website.

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