This week, Russian Standard vodka held its search for London’s best Bloody Mary in the striking surroundings of Boisdale of Canary Wharf. The annual competition was judged by a panel of elite industry experts including legendary bartender Brian Silva.
Adam McGurk from Hawksmoor was announced champion and won a cash prize and luxury dinner for two at Boisdale. Adam beat seven other finalists from bars including the Bassoon Bar at Corinthia, Shoreditch House, Mr Fogg’s and NOLA represented by BC Hoffman which came second.
In addition to Brian, judges included bar consultant and Global Ambassador for Jensen’s Gin Hannah Lanfear, Tatiana Petrakova from Russian Standard, renowned drinks writers Gary Sharpen and Sandrae Lawrence from The Cocktail Lovers and Gin Monkey blogger Emma Stokes.
Ranald Macdonald from Boisdale comments; “We serve so many Bloody Marys at Boisdale, particularly with our new Sunday Roast Menu at Canary Wharf, so we were delighted to partner with Russian Standard for this competition. There are so many exciting interpretations of the drink so it is great to celebrate the incredible talent of London’s bartending scene.”