Winning Cocktails From The First The Wild Geese® UK Cocktail Competition

Our search for the Ultimate Cafe Creme brought together some of London’s top bartenders, who each shared some exciting ideas about the Cafe Creme cocktail.

Our wonderful judges – Neil Davey representing Square Mile magazine, Louise from BarChic.com and Martin Bell who has been working with the brand during its UK launch – were all treated to variations of the classic cocktail, each with a very prominent Wild Geese twist! The judges took into account taste, presentation and replicability.

WINNING COCKTAIL: Tim from Hawksmoor

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35ml THE WILD GEESE® Classic Blend
15ml Clove Chocolate bitter syrup
Double shot Climpsons Irish Coffee
Cream shaken with 2 dashes angostura bitter
1 dash Maraschino

Add THE WILD GEESE® Classic Blend, clove syrup, coffee and a dash of hot water (20ml), all poured into a milk pitcher and gently heated with the steam wand from the coffee machine, until the pitcher has become too hot to hold.

The pour the contents into a warm glass. Top with cream shaken with 2 dashes Angostura bitter and 1 dash Maraschino.

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Tim: ‘I’m delighted. I wanted to look after the strong ingredients in the drink. The Wild Geese® is a great drink on its own’

SECOND PLACE: Kasia from The Royal Exchange

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Kasia gave a ver theatrical presentation, paring undeniable with skill with an impressive knowledge.

– Flambé  1 teaspoon brown sugar and 25ml The Wild Geese® Classic Blend to make a whiskey syrup. Wet rim of glass with this whiskey syrup.

Then mix:
75ml THE WILD GEESE® Classic Blend
Double espresso
Half teaspoon brown sugar
Double cream, shaken gently

Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

Kasia: ‘Thank you for a really great event and an opportunity to perform’

THIRD PLACE: Pawel from Coq d’Argent 

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Pawel delivered an original recipe with great balance and an exceptional performance.

American coffee infused with vanilla pods, cassia bark, cloves and chocolate bitters.
50ml THE WILD GEESE® Classic Blend
20ml Orange flavour cream

Garnish with caramelised hazel nuts.

Pawel: ‘Really great whiskey, with wonderful citrus and spice’

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