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The Inaugural Peter Spanton Cocktail Competition at Jin Bo Law, London
Episode 8624th July 2018 • Lush Life • Susan L. Schwartz
00:00:00 00:31:46

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This week I was invited to the inaugural Peter Spanton Cocktail Competition, being held at the Jin Bo Law cocktail bar in Aldgate, London. Before anyone picked up a shaker, William Stern, the Commercial Director of Peter Spanton, sat down with me to explain why and how they conceived the competition in the first place.

Four groups of two bartenders prepared and presented one cocktail to the three judges: Veronika Karola, Jarek Zawadzki and William. And they were off. I snagged them for a chat after their presentation to discover what inspired them and how they chose which Peter Spanton drink to use in their cocktail.  

The Cocktail of the week is the No 5 Alive.


  • 35ml Portobello Ginstitute lemongrass gin by Tomas Cisty
  • 10ml No5. based pine syrup
  • 40ml Clarified gooseberry juice
  • Top up Peter Spanton No5 Lemongrass tonic

Build in slim collins glass, half glass of frozen gooseberries, half of ice (frozen gooseberries chill the drink and also adding flavour).

For more clarification, please head to, where you’ll also find more recipes and all the cocktails of the week

Always remember the wise words of Oscar Wilde, “All things in moderation, including moderation,” and always drink responsibly!


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