Published in 2017, the Cocktail Competition Handbook was written by BarLifeUK editor Andy Ives as a guide to getting the most out of the competition experience. It contains descriptions of common mistakes and how to avoid them, a method of writing engaging, brand-friendly presentations, and a host of other helpful observations and tips that come from judging hundreds of competition heats.
The Cocktail Competition Handbook is designed to help bartenders focus their efforts in the right areas, learn from others’ experience, and ultimately win more of the competitions they enter.
In 2018, the Cocktail Competition Handbook received a top 10 nomination in the ‘Best New Cocktail or Bartending Book’ category of the Spirited Awards.
Other praise for the Cocktail Competition Handbook:
“Probably the best book ever written. What astounds me most is that Andy possesses such talent, and that it is wrapped up in such a good looking package. Sometimes I wish I was him.” – Simon Webster.
“What’s that dear? I can’t hear you? I haven’t got my hearing aid in.” – Andy’s Mum.