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Singapore GP Unveils The Official Cocktails For The 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
21 September 2010 – Singapore GP unveils the two winners of the inaugural Designer Cocktail Contest, with the finals being held at New Asia at Swissotel. The contest was held to select two official signature cocktails for the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, one low-alcohol and one non-alcoholic.
The winning low-alcohol cocktail was created by Jobin Joseph, a barman at the Mandarin Oriental. His cocktail - Jumpstart - is a blend of Johnnie Walker whisky, Mumm Champagne, pineapple and lime juice, and garnished with a basil leaf.
The non-alcoholic category was won by Jimmy Lim, Assistant Bar Manager, Long Bar, Raffles Hotel, with his recipe for Singapore Slipstream. The lemon-green beverage is a mix of lemongrass syrup, calamansi, lemon and lime juice, and garnished with a fold of lemongrass.
The competition featured a total of 8 finalist drinks and was judged by of a panel of Food & Beverage experts from Singapore GP, Association of Bartenders and Sommeliers Singapore and key industry partners. The judges spent nearly two hours watching the finalists at work, and sampling every drink. Finalists were judged on the presentation of their cocktail, visual appeal, aroma, taste, as well as creative utilisation of ingredients and garnishes.
Both Jumpstart and Singapore Slipstream will be served to the estimated 10,500 guests each day at the exclusive Paddock Club and corporate hospitality suites. The winning participants have each won a pair of three-day passes to the Green Room at the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX worth over SGD$7,000.
“Our heartiest congratulations to all the participants and finalists for their creativity and effort. It was a tough job selecting the winning drinks as all the finalists were of a very high standard. In addition to the first-class service, wining and dining, all-day entertainment, and breathtaking views of the racetrack, these signature flavours will certainly add to the world-class experience offered to our valued Paddock Club and Corporate Suite guests.” said Darren Chen, Director of Corporate Sales, Singapore GP.
With less than a week to the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, hospitality sales have been robust, with 97% already taken up. All Formula One Paddock Club™ suites, dedicated Sky Suites and Club Suites are now fully commited circuit-wide. Only very limited availability remains in the Pit Straight shared Club Suite and the Green Room at the Stamford Grandstand. Any further requests for the Formula One Paddock Club™ will be put on a waitlist