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Matthew Clark launches Bartender Battles

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Are you a UK-based bartender? Keen to show your creative cocktail making skills? Read on to learn more about our brand-new competition launching on Friday 29th September 2023.

Matthew Clark and Pernod Ricard UK have teamed up to give UK bartenders the opportunity to win a once in a lifetime trip to Åhus Sweden with Absolut Vodka.

Bartender Battles celebrates the creativity and mastery of cocktail making, giving bartenders across Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland) the chance to show off their skills, regardless of how long they’ve been working in hospitality.

The Details

Commencing on 29th September 2023, the competition will comprise of four rounds. Round 1 invites bartenders from across the UK to make a video of themselves creating and mixing a cocktail using a combination of products and ingredients of their choice - but must include at least 40 millimetres of any Pernod Ricard product. Judges will be looking for creativity and originality.

Entries for round 1 close on 13th October – you have until midnight to submit your entry, otherwise, it won’t be counted! Successful contestants will be contacted via Matthew Clark’s official Instagram account @matthewclarkltd on Monday 16th October, with details of the next round shared then.

Bartenders lucky enough to make it to the final round will be invited to Pernod Ricard HQ in Chiswick for a live head-to-head battle, focused on making creative cocktails using Absolut Vodka.

The Prize

The lucky winner and a friend of their choosing will be taken on an all-expenses paid trip in April 2024. The trip includes a 3-day experience at the Absolut distillery in Ahus, Sweden, where winners will learn about mixology and vodka production. Travel, hotel and food for you and a friend will be included.

How to enter

To enter, make sure you’re following Matthew Clark on Instagram. (@matthewclarkltd)

Film you making your cocktail serve and upload it to Instagram, making sure you tag Matthew Clark @matthewclarkltd in the video.

Fill out the entry form by clicking the link below, confirming your submission and that you’re happy for us to contact you.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.


Entries Closed


About the author

Mary McCarron

Mary looks after the majority of Matthew Clark's digital marketing comms. After a couple of years working in tech, she found her way back to the hospitality industry and can now be found talking all things cocktails, spirits, beer, softs and more across our website, social media, and other digital channels.

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