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Imagen Cognac with creativity

Cognac with creativity

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On October 1 took place the international fair in Barcelona Barforum, a platform dedicated to the mixology world with workshops, seminars and demonstrations. As part of this event, was held the 2nd edition of the contest organized by Merlet. And the winner was Sergio Padilla, currently working in O'Clock, Madrid.

The finalists had to submit a recipe for a variation of the classic Sidecar (6 cl brandy or cognac, 3 cl triple sec, 2 cl lemon juice) and also a signature cocktail with a Merlet liquor. The jury, composed by Tony Conigliaro (bartender), Luc Merlet (Merlet distilleries), Joao Eusebio (bartender) and Francesco Giardina (WKY Regal).

The finalists were:

  • Carlos Reyes with Moilet Remember and True Blood cocktails (with a fruity version of the Sidecar with raspberries and cassis liqueur Merlet).
  • Sergio Padilla, with Sidecar and Anonymous (he presented his version with Yellow Chartreuse infused with lemongrass and Kamm and Sons).
  • Tamara Sundquist, with Cake Merlet and Sidecar Garden (she presented a long drink Sidecar finished with Ginger Beer).
  • Thibault Poelvilain, with Ivory Dandy Flip and 1800's Julab (he used an English marmalade and egg white).
  • Giuseppe Baldi with Lollipop and Ironman cocktails (Giuseppe used fig jam for his Sidecar, and won the second place).


Sergio will participate in the European final to be held in Cognac, France, in November 2012. The prize, a trip to New Orleans for the 2013 edition of Tales of the Cocktail (one of the most international cocktail festivals in the industry).

You can find the recipe of the Sidecar Merlet 2012 and Anonymous, photos and videos of the event below.

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