An intercontinental contest for bragging rights, New Orleans' best bartenders are taking on the team from London's very own NOLA. The winner gets bragging rights for the next year... The loser has to do penance at next year's Tales of the Cocktail.
How it works:
Seven of New Orleans' best bartenders have been asked to each make an original Bittermens kick-ass cocktail (one for each night of London Cocktail Week).
The bartenders at NOLA received the exact same ingredients (but none of the information about how the original was made).
Customers visiting NOLA during London Cocktail Week who come in wearing their wrist bands will then be able to sample both the original drink made the New Orleans way, and the NOLA reinterpretation and vote for which one they like best.
There will be a different pair of drinks every night, based around a different base spirit, so every day there will be a new drinking experience on offer.
Monday - Tequila - Kim Patton Bragg from Three Muses
Trouserless Tuesday - Bourbon - Liam Deegan from Barrelproof
Wednesday - Rum - Jeff “Beachbum” Berry from Latitude 29
Thursday - Gin - Paul Gustings from the Empire Bar at Broussard's
Friday - Fernet - Myles Standefer from Cochon
Saturday - Aquavit - Christine Jeanine Nielsen from Lucky Rooster
Sunday - Baska Snaps - Nick Detrich from Cane and Table.
Sponsored by Bittermens.
£8 gets you one of each of the cocktails and a vote for your favourite!
Purchase your London Cocktail Week wrist band here!