Schuyler Hunton named 2016 Most Imaginative Bartender

26th August, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) has announced Schuyler Hunton of Tiger Mamas as the winner of its North American ‘Most Imaginative Bartender’ competition.

Bombay winner

Schuyler Hunton of Tiger Mamas, has been named “Most Imaginative Bartender”

The honour was bestowed at the USBG’s 10th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender competition, sponsored by Bombay Sapphire, which took place at the Mondrian Hotel in London.

This is the first year the competition has taken place in London, in celebration of the competition’s 10th anniversary.

After a competitive three-day cocktail throwdown against ten top bartenders from across North America, Hunton took home the victory with his winning drink ‘Breakfast in Bombay’.

The winning cocktail contains Bombay Sapphire gin, compound grapefruit earl grey oleo, lemon juice, and egg white.

“Standing here tonight amongst such incredible talent from across North America, I am so honoured to be recognised. All 10 of us take our artistry very seriously, and it’s an extraordinary feeling to be recognised for doing what I love,”said Hunton. “I am thrilled to be joining a roster of such inspiring bartenders from across the country as the 10th winner of the program.”

Hunton was also named the People Choice Winner for the evening and will feature on a special edition cover of GQ’s December “Men of the Year” issue.

The night showcased an inspirational art gallery, “10 Years, 10 Cocktails,” filled with portraits of the past nine winning recipes crafted from paints created from their corresponding cocktail ingredients.

As a result, Hunton will embark on a trip to Tuscany to learn about the botanicals that make up Bombay Sapphire gin.

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