UK Champion

Mikey Ball

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Competition winner portrait

Mikey Ball

Q and A with the winner

  • Current bar:

    Artesian Bar The Langham Hotel, London

  • Previous bars:

    Alvinos , Newcastle Crazy Pedros, Manchester Empire, Liverpool

  • Personal industry icon:

    Tim Ward

  • Favourite industry book:

    The Barbook

  • Where would you guest shift?

    Nomad, New York.

  • Where do you find inspiration?

    In music and art.

  • Single or Double Strain?


  • Life goal?

    To own my own business.

The winning serve

8th Merchant

  • 50ml No.3 Gin
  • 10ml Spice Honey
  • Conifer Resin bitters

Garnish: Grapefruit discard and Pine Sprig Method: Add all ingredients to mixing glass, stir down lightly and strain over blocked ice. Garnish with Pine Sprig and discarded Grapefruit.

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  • 45ml No.3 Gin
  • 22.5ml Triple sec
  • 22.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • Lemon
  • Garnish with a lemon zest twist

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain back into Shaker. Dry Shake (without ice) and strain into chilled glass.


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