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Dead Parrot team wins Monkey Shoulder pop-up

Cocktail bar The Dead Parrot is to host a pop-up bar at London Cocktail Week in October having won the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship.

The Dead Parrot impressed in the Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship with its circus themed finale

The team from The Dead Parrot, located in Horsham, UK, went head-to-head with bartenders from around the UK, and blew away the public and industry professionals with their “professionalism and total commitment to making the final night a night to remember”.

For the final, the group created a circus experience for guests, including a high striker, candyfloss machine and the chance to win a cocktail through hook-a-duck.

Cocktails on the night included the Bearded Lady, Hook a buck and Tin Can Alley, which won the group 489 votes.

“We are over the moon to be crowned Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartenders,” enthused Adam Manning from The Dead Parrot. “The whole championship from start to finish was incredible and every team in the final was equally matched with some great ideas – a really tough one to cal.

“As well as creating some killer cocktails, we also wanted everyone to have fun and I can safely say I think we achieved that.

“To sum it up all I can say is that The Flying Circus is for everyone.”

As a result, The Dead Parrot will run a bar at London Cocktail Week from 5-11 October 2015, which will be supported and stocked by Monkey Shoulder, and will take home all profits from the week, which amounted to £12,000 for the 2014 winning team.

“The Ultimate Bartender Championship is all about getting bartenders to work as a team in order to create and deliver great cocktails in a fun environment,” commented Grant Neave, Monkey Shoulder’s UK brand ambassador.

“We were impressed with the skills, creativity and most of all the fun that The Dead Parrot brought to the final.

“We wanted to support the next generation of bartenders and the pop-up at London Cocktail Week will showcase the idea that we deem to be representative of the future.”

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