London bars dominated the 10th Annual Spirited Awards at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The ceremony was held this week.
Connaught Bar at the Connaught hotel won the award for “World’s Best Cocktail Bar,” in a category where four out of the eight nominees (including Callooh Callay, Happiness Forgets, and Hawksmoor Spitalfields) hail from England’s capital.
Much like last year’s awards, Britannia ruled other key categories—including “World’s Best Cocktail Menu” (Dandelyan), “Best New International Cocktail Bar” (Oriole), “Best International Bar Team” (American Bar at The Savoy), “Best International Cocktail Bar” (Happiness Forgets), “Best International Restaurant Bar” (Hawksmoor Spitalfields), and “Best International Hotel Bar,” which saw the Connaught Bar take home its first prize for the night.
On the domestic front, San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove and ABV were named “Best American Cocktail Bar” and “Best American Bar Team,” respectively. The Elephant Bar at New York’s The Nomad hotel won “Best American Hotel Bar,” while Saxon + Parole received the honor for “Best American Restaurant Bar.”
Here’s the full list of the winners.
World’s Best Bar: The Connaught Bar at The Connaught hotel, London
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sasha Petraske
Best Bar Mentor: Angus Winchester
Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient: Plantation Rum’s Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple
World’s Best Cocktail Menu: Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Dandelyan, London
World’s Best Spirits Selection: Tommy’s, San Francisco
Best American Bar Team: ABV, San Francisco
American Bartender of the Year: Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common, Portland
Best American Brand Ambassador: Colin Asare-Appiah, Bacardi
Best American Cocktail Bar: Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar: Herbs & Rye, Las Vegas
Best American Hotel Bar: The Elephant Bar at The NoMad hotel, New York City
Best American Restaurant Bar: Saxon + Parole, New York City
Best New American Cocktail Bar: John Lermayer’s Sweet Liberty in Miami Beach, Florida
Best International Bar Team: The American Bar at The Savoy, London
International Bartender of the Year: Hidetsugu Ueno of Bar High Five, Tokyo
Best International Brand Ambassador: Max Warner, Chivas Regal
Best International Cocktail Bar: Happiness Forgets, London
Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar: Callooh Callay, London
Best International Hotel Bar: The Connaught Bar at The Connaught hotel, London
Best International Restaurant Bar: Hawksmoor Spitalfields, London
Best New International Cocktail Bar: Oriole, London