Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge 2015

Back in the day, you would have to saunter on down to a speakeasy to get yourself a top notch cocktail. These days, such treats can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own sofa/chaise longue/chair shaped like a hand, thanks to the wonder of Pre-Bottled Cocktails. In fact, they’ve become quite a ‘thing’. Drinks International have noted the “great strides” the category, and a couple of brands in particular (both featured below), have made in recent years as their Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge continues to give big kudos and medals to the crème de la crème of Pre-Bottled Cocktails.

The 2015 Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge winners were announced last week, and awards like this don’t just pop up out of the ground (unlike corn – as a proud Somersetm’n, I know stuff like that can just appear anywhere… Probably…), thus we thought we’d have a little promotion to celebrate!

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I haven’t been back to Somerset since Christmas, but this is more or less how I remember it.

So, we’re offering Free Shipping* on orders containing any 2015 Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge winners from now until midday (GMT) on Monday the 16th of February!

But who were the winners? Well, there were some familiar faces picking up awards, including the overall Trophy, which was bestowed upon Mr Lyan’s Candlelit Manhattan, crafted by Ryan Chetiyawardana of White Lyan and Dandelyan fame!

Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge Mr Lyan

Mr Lyan’s Candlelit Manhattan – 27.3% ABV

 

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Not only that, Mr Lyan’s spectacularly refreshing Rainy Day Spritz took home a Gold, too! Top stuff, that. Phenomenal topped up with Prosecco.

Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge Mr Lyan

Mr Lyan’s Rainy Day Spritz – 16.6% ABV

 

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The 2015 Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge wasn’t just the Mr Lyan show (although we’d definitely watch that show – someone make this happen please), as the Handmade Cocktail Company also scooped up some awards, including a Gold for the Vieux Carré, which was a new, delicious introduction to the range in 2014.

Pre-Mixed Drinks Challenge Handmade Cocktail Co Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré Cocktail 2014 – 35.8% ABV

 

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Mr Lyan’s Spotless Martini and the Handmade Cocktail Company’s Cask-Aged Manhattan Cocktail 2014 (12 Months) were both receivers of Silver awards. That’s not the only thing they share – they’re both abso-bloomin’-lutely marvellous!

Finally, Mr Lyan’s Bonfire Old Fashioned and Diamond Rickey, and the Handmade Cocktail Company’s Cask-Aged Negroni Cocktail 2014 (12 Months) were presented with Bronze awards.

So, click on any of the links above, or take a look at the handy little page we’ve put together showing you all the tasty bottles which qualify for free shipping. When you receive your delicious cocktail(s) in the post after you order them, you can look in the mirror and say “Who’s the real winner here? It’s me. I got free shipping. I’m the best! Around!” You are. You’re the best. Around.

Sam

* Free UK Mainland shipping or £4.89 off of shipping to anywhere else in the world.