cocktail competition!

May 2014

The Ramos Gin Fizz: How do you make yours? Cocktailista pits bartender against bartender in head-to-head competition. Independently organized: No brand influence, no corporate sway,you make the drink any way you want. The only rule is 'honor the spirit of the original cocktail'.

You are free to use any gin, flourish, garnish, glass, special ingredient or preparation method that you wish: Just make the best goddam Gin Fizz in the city!


1st Prize: HK$ 3000 + Champion Title
2nd Prize: HK$ 2000
3rd Prize HK$ 1000

Rules and conditions available here.


• Ron Fok (Quinary, Central)
• Austen Lendrum ( Honi Honi, Central)
• Erik Andersson (Hendricks Gin)
• Cyrus Kwan (The Blck Brd, Central)
• Jenny Wang (Tiffany?s New York Bar, TST)
• Bishal Paija (Common Room, Central)
• Charles Chiang (Mamoz, Causeway bay)
• Crisanto (Mamoz, Causeway bay)
• Jack Byrne (The Black Star, Sheung Wan)
• Murphy Ho (Little Lab, Soho)
• Antonio Ramirez (Mayta, Central)
• Alex Ng (Little Lab, Soho)

The Judges

2014's The Great Ramos Fizz Shakedown will be judged by the following panel of respected industry vagabonds:

• Marc Rodrigues (Drinks World Asia)
• Michael D Callahan (Proof & Co)
• Ali Ahmadi (Worldwide Lounges, Cathay)
• Sam Tam (Uber Bar Tools)

Say What?

Cocktailista Cocktailista is an independently organized resource - by bartenders for bartenders - with biannual competitions held in Hong Kong each May and November. If you run a bar anywhere in the world and would like to host an official Cocktailista sanctioned event please get in touch!
getcha' shake on


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