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Andre Cavalheiro wins Greenall's Great British Cocktail contest

Published:  13 July, 2011

Andre Cavalheiro of the Devinge Bar at the Mandeville Hotel has been awarded the Greenall's Original London Dry Gin, Champion Cocktail title.

The grand final of its Great British Cocktail contest which was held at the Graphic Bar, on July 11, saw Cavalheiro walk away with the title and a £250 cash prize, plus a further £250 for the bar.

He defeated ten contenders to the post as they went head-to-head to celebrate J & G Greenall's 250 years of 'Great British Spirit'.

Cavalheiro scooped the prize for his creation, the Great Ruby Green.

Taking inspiration from the traditional juniper lead flavour of Greenall's, Andre says he wanted to create a refreshing drink with fresh, woody and spicy notes.

The final cocktails were judged by a panel of experts that included Greenall's master gin distiller, Joanne Moore and Graphic Bar manager Sarah Mitchell.

Moore, said: "The Great British Cocktail finalists presented a very impressive range of cocktails, I was amazed at the array of different creations."