Back to the Roots competition 2019

Back to the Roots competition 2019

Bartenders from the United Kingdom, Italy & France

on the way to Athens !


Back to the Roots competition 2019

“Truly great drinks are easy to make, you just need the elements, unique ingredients & a story to tell”

A recent trend is low alcohol offerings in bars and restaurants. People are becoming more conscious of over-consumption of alcohol and this is where Roots liqueurs can be useful, as they pack a lot of interesting flavours, but are lower in alcohol than brown or white spirits.

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This year the back to the Roots competition will focus on low-abv long drinks or classic twists and there will be three winners from three countries ! One bartender from the UK, one from Italy and one from France will visit Athens Bar Show in November and feel the atmosphere and vibe of one of the best shows and cocktail capitals in the world !

So, if you are a bartender based in United Kingdom, Italy or France, it's time to visit Athens and the best bar show in Europe in November and feel the hospitality & vibe of some of the best bars in the world !

Submit your Roots serve until mid-May & go back to your Roots, or when truly great drinks were easy to make ! Roots philosophy is based on natural and true flavours

Entries will be open from the 15th of April to the 15th of May 2019.

The 3 finals will take place in London, Milan and Paris in the end of May, venues TBD

Submissions and all info the dedicated online platform

It all started when…

"Back to the Roots" is a mobile competition, moving from place to place every year. The first competition took place in 2016 in Milan Italy and in 2017 we moved on to the UK and London at Cahoots bar. 2018 was was is time to be on the US east coast and the final taking place in NYC! During the years we have had the honour to receive entries and finalists from some of the best bars in the world, such as Oriole, the Connaught bar, the American bar at the Savoy, the Aviary, Scarfes among others and finalists were judged by personalities such as the likes of Ben Reed, Simone Caporale, Mattia Pastori etc.

In 2019 we open up the game in 3 countries at the same time with 3 finals and 3 winners !

Are you ready for it ??