Bruno Do Nascimento from London's Dorchester hotel has beaten 35 other contestants to win the 2010 Galvin Cup competition for mixologists.
The event, sponsored by Glenmorangie, took place at Westminster Kingsway College yesterday. The competition is divided into two catergories: students and professionals.
While Bruno Do Nascimento won the professional competition, Mexican student Roccio Torres won the student contest.
During a final shake-off, the six professional finalists were asked to create a cocktail from a secret bag of ingredients, which included Glenmorangie Signet whisky, pomegranate juice, apple juice, mint, cinnammon, lemon and lime.
Speaking after the winners were announced, competition creator and organiser Fred Sirieix, general manager of Galvin at Windows, said he was pleased with the event but wanted to see more English students take part.
"I think it was the best Galvin Cup that we have done so far, with a great turnout with great quality. Within the space of four years I think it has become the cocktail competition in the UK.
"My only regret is that we did not reach out to enough English schools and I wish we had more. I wish we had more catering colleges from England who would take front of house and the bar seriously. This is part of the strategy for next year, to engage with the schools much more," he said.
The Galvin Cup was launched in 2007.
By Neil Gerrad
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