Cocktail contest at the Red Sails

SHAKEN not stirred - that’s the order of the day for the first ever Red Sails Festival Cocktail Competition.

Organised by Alan Johnson of Shenanigans, the competition will take place on Wednesday, 27th July at 9pm.

Six local establishments are taking part in the two-round competition: Shenanigans, the Anchor, Yoko, Charco, The Playhouse and the Ramore Wine Bar.

Sponsored by Bacardi, the participants will be judged on taste, presentation, the cocktail itself and the bar person’s persona.

Three alcohols are available to use - Bacardi, Jack Daniels and Chambord - and the cocktail creators can choose to use all three or just one.

Compere for the evening will be Brian Moore ands there will be a prize for the best cocktail maker and their bar.

Alan says the evening will also be a fundraiser for the Red Sails Festival and he hopes that the event will become a regular attraction in the programme of events.