Words by: Sammy Hemmings
Photography by: Matthew Clark
Stir It Up is a UK cocktail competition on the search for the best up and coming bartender.
The competition, developed by Matthew Clark and supported by a wide range of brands, debuted in 2018. From its success last year, it returns offering another challenge for UK bartenders. And this year, they'll be competing for the grand prize of an incredible trip to Iceland.
Stir It Up focuses on the theme of discovery. Competitors are challenged to create an innovative new serve or futuristic-smash-up of a contemporary classic. Bartenders will also be judged on speed and replicability. So, if you've got what it takes to mix up something great, enter your cocktail here.
The top 40 competitors will be invited to attend regional heats, hosted by Matthew Clark Uncovered events, and judged by the panel of experts.
The grand final will then take place in London, May 2019.
The champion will win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. They'll visit the charming Reyka vodka distillery and set off on a jeep exploration through beautiful glaciers and waterfalls.
2018 winner, Alex Mills
Enter your cocktail which brings alive the theme of discovery on the website here.
Closing date for entries is 14 February, 5:00pm GMT.