Preview: IBA World Cocktail Championships 2017

17th August, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

Last year’s winning recipe – The Best Scene

“I practiced my cocktail many, many times for this competition and also took English lessons to improve my presentation,” said last year’s IBA Bartender of the Year, Kenji Tsubokura, from Japan. “I am very shocked and happy to win, especially in my home country,” he added (the IBA WCC took place in Tokyo in 2016). “The IBA has given me a great experience as a bartender.”

Tsubokura claimed the title against hundreds of bartenders with his cocktail The Best Scene. For winning, he secured an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Copenhagen WCC edition, and his winning cocktail will be served at this year’s welcome party.



3.5cl Geranium London Dry Gin

1.5cl Giffard Elderflower Liqueur

1cl Midori

0.5cl Monin Fruit Purée Yuzu

1cl fresh lemon juice

1 Dash Fee Brothers Cardamom Bitters

Click through to see last year’s winners…

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