On the 26th of September, Yosma, the Turkish Meyhane on Baker Street will host London’s first Raki cocktail contest, which will see a line up of the City’s best bartenders compete to take home the title of Raki champion.
Each creating a Raki infused cocktail, their spin on the staple Turkish spirit will be judged by a panel of formidable experts including award-winning mixologist and Founder of Scout, Matt Whiley, Galip Yorgancıoğlu CEO of Yeni Raki and Yosma’s very own Hus Vedat and Levent Buyukugur.
Held in Yosma’s bar where spectators will be able to sample all of the bartender’s shaking and stirrings in the form of six Raki cocktails, alongside an array of mezze plates courtesy of Yosma’s Executive Head Chef Hus Vedat.
Throwing down the gauntlet on the night will be:Juris Kēninš - The Savoy
Daniele Rubegni - Mr Fogg’s
Radek Różycki - The Cocktail Trading Company
Pierre-Marie Bisson - Milk & Honey
Marc Boltman - Blanchette’s
Federico Pes - Brasserie Zedel
Jon Rivera - Fifteen
Our host of the evening will be award-winning (BAFTA) presenter, Christian Stevenson (who has appeared on Channel 5, Channel 4, Jamie Oliver's Food Tube, Kerrang Radio and more!)
Dating back over three hundred years, Raki, is Turkey’s national aperitif. It is an aniseed-flavoured spirit made from the distillation of grape pomace and is said to unlock the passions of the heart and set lips loose with secrets and stories.
Raki ’n’ Roll will be held on September 26th from 7pm, tickets will be £30pp including cocktails and mezze