Southern Champion

Harry Cosmo Boardman

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Harry Cosmo Boardman

Q and A with the winner

  • Current bar:

    Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bristol

  • Favourite industry book:

    Batched & Bottled by Max & Noel Venning

  • Personal industry icon:

    Tom Sutton

  • Where would you guest shift?

    Any tin-only bar, somewhere tropical!

  • Where do you find inspiration?

    At home, baking. Outside, nature.

  • Life goal?

    To have a full head of hair at 65.

  • Single or double strain?

    Single, because texture is important

  • Alternate career if not a bartender?


  • Favourite non-industry icon?

    Louis Theroux

  • Favourite non-Industry Book?

    Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.

The winning serve

The 1698 Martini

  • 50 ml No.3 London Dry Gin
  • 20 ml Blend of 1698 (1 part lemon orange cordial with cardamom angelica root and juniper with 4 parts coffee flower tea.

Glass: Nick & Nora with gold ribbon around stem; Garnish: Orange zest; Method: Stirred down.

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  • 60ml/2oz No.3 London Dry Gin
  • 10ml /0.3oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 lemon

Stir over ice in a mixing glass and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


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