Masons of Yorkshire, Yorkshire’s original and most-awarded gin, is on the hunt for the next bartending superstar in the North of England. The competition is launching just as The Original Gin is awarded a much-coveted Great Taste Award 2022. The best of the best bartenders are invited to create the next big thing in cocktails with this delicious, pure gin – the first gin ever distilled in Yorkshire.

Masters of Mixology  will need to use at least 35ml of The Original Gin, the multiple award-winning flagship product, with fresh citrus and warming spice, refreshing orange and long juniper finish.

The top prize is a midweek overnight stay in a deluxe room for two at the super luxe Grantley Hall with dinner in Bar and Restaurant Eighty Eight – which serves up an enticing fusion of Eastern cuisine and the finest Yorkshire produce, and finally an opportunity to relax and unwind with an all access pass to the Three Graces Spa. The winning cocktail entry will become one of Masons of Yorkshire’s permanent signature serves on the Masons’s website, and will be seeded out to bars and restaurants all over the North of England.

The second prize is a mixed case of 6 Masons Gins, personally signed by Karl and Cathy Mason.

A shortlist of entries will be drawn up on the 20th September. Entrants simply have to send their idea to info@masonsofyorkshire.com with ‘Cocktail Competition’ as the entry line, and explaining how their entry embodies the Masons of Yorkshire ethos around quality, ambition, teamwork and passion. The final competition will take place on the 29th of September at Pastel in Leeds.

James Bell, Head of Marketing at of Masons of Yorkshire says,

“Masons is synonymous with Yorkshire, and we want Yorkshire to be known for leading the way in world-class mixology. Bartenders are the lifeblood of our drinks business and we want this competition to celebrate the creativity of the amazing mixologists in the North.

We’re  inspired by the incredible people in the Trade and it is their innovation and passion that drives us forward to create award-winning blends that are the perfect bases for cocktails. We want to find the next trend-setting cocktail as well as elevate the career of the winning bartender: the North has one of the most incredible cocktail scenes in the UK and it’s high time we shouted about it, as well as the amazing people in the industry that we have here. We’re delighted to work with our friends at the exquisite Grantley Hall who have kindly made sure our winner has an incredible prize.”

A shortlist of entries will be drawn up on the 20th September. Entrants simply have to send their idea to info@masonsofyorkshire.com with ‘Cocktail Competition’ as the entry line, and explaining how their entry embodies the Masons of Yorkshire ethos around quality, ambition, teamwork and passion. The final competition will take place on the 29th of September at Pastel in Leeds.

The competition has launched as Masons of Yorkshire The Original Gin celebrates a Great Taste Award in 2022, Masons of Yorkshire The Original Gin’s 39th award.

Enter here: https://www.masonsofyorkshire.com/pages/masons-cocktail-competition