elit Martini Masters Cocktail Competition
Returning after a hiatus of four years, the aim of the elit Martini Masters competition (previously known as The Art of the Martini), was to showcase the elit Vodka brand and highlight the brand’s sustainability agenda amongst the luxury spirits sector.
PR & Launch
Working in collaboration with our PR partners MPR Communications, TCS oversaw the PR execution for the newly named elit Martini Masters with a key partner, building and managing the UK Martini Masters Facebook group as a community hub for entrants to share ideas and entry mechanic for the competition.
To drive wider awareness of the elit brand story, the competition launch was pitched to trade media across the UK.
Utilising our network of drinks professionals across the industry, we drove signups across the full UK trade for the elit Martini Masters campaign and approached a select group of industry leaders to attend the event.
Competition entrants submitted their recipes and then were encouraged to share their creations online using the #elitmartinimasters hashtag, maximising exposure for the product and the competition.
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TCS assisted in securing London’s prestigious The Ivy Club as a venue for the UK heats. We managed the running of the event the day from designing the branded trophies, to bar management for guests.
Throughout the day we teased the event via our social media channels and monitored for mentions of the event which were then reshared.
Across the day there were 105 mentions of the event from a mix of participants and industry guests, resulting in fantastic reach for the brand across the industry.
Entries were judged by an independent panel comprised of Martini Masters brand Ambassador Jack Sotti, Maura Milia from The Connaught and Oli Dodd from CLASS magazine.
Finalists included Luigi Tartaglia from The American Bar at The Stafford Hotel, and our very own drinks consultant Charlotte Clarke who submitted her Pikant Martini recipe.
In the end, Arturo Burzio from Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood took the top prize with his unique elit Vodka creation.
Arturo goes forward to represent the UK at the Global Finals at the Athens Bar Show in November.
Additionally we organised professional photography and videography which were shared with key partners to drive awareness of the UK heat results post-event.
elit Martini Masters UK Finalists
Luigi Tartaglia, The American Bar at The Stafford Hotel
Nelson Hobday, Rita’s Bar and Kitchen
Myles Cunliffe, Mixology School
Giuseppe Destefano, The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz
Alex Young, Ginger Viking
Paul Minea, The Waldorf Hilton London
Lauren Jones, The Grill at The Dorchester
Charlotte Clarke, The Cocktail Service
Ambrosi Clement, The Coburg bar at The Connaught
Ilaria Carone, Annabel’s Mayfair
Riccardo Lugano, The Connaught Bar
Arturo Burzio from Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood
3rd Place: Luigi Tartaglia, The American Bar at The Stafford Hotel
2nd Place: Charlotte Clarke, The Cocktail Service
1st Place: Arturo Burzio from Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood
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