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Our Mixologists Attend Cocktail Masterclass Workshop in London

Our Mixologists Attend Cocktail Masterclass Workshop in London

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, May, 2016

Two of Hilton Coylumbridge’s mixologists, Chris Gamsby and Luke Weston were invited to attend a cocktail masterclass workshop in London after their cocktails were named as two of the best by the Hilton brand.

Chris and Luke joined other Hilton mixologists from around the UK at The Opium Bar in Chinatown, where they learned about premium brandies and explored the art of cocktail making.

Chris told us about their big day: “We were split up into groups and given a task of designing a cocktail. We were a given a budget before being sent off on a shopping trip around Chinatown. I think the others were very surprised to see two bar staff from the Scottish Highlands!”

After taking 2nd and 3rd places, it sounds like Chris and Luke left them with an even bigger surprise! Here’s a little bit of info about our two master mixologists…

Chris Gamsby & Luke Weston – Master Mixologists

Cocktail philosophy

“It’s all about achieving the perfect balance by combining different spirits, syrups and fruit”.

Chris’ favourite cocktail – Whiskey Sour

Double whisky, fresh lemon and lime and crushed ice.

Luke’s favourite cocktail – Mojito

Double white rum, mint leaves, lime wedges and crushed ice.

Well done guys! Now if you fancy tasting one of Chris or Luke's highly accliamed cocktail creations, pop into the Foyer Bar at Hilton Coylumbridge.