Bottleproof Espresso Martini & Negroni win coveted medals at IWSC 2019

We Entered 2 x cocktails into this years International Wine & Spirits Competition just to see how they would fare and we were delighted to see both were awarded medals.

Next time, we will enter more of our range!

The IWSC comprises a high-profile panel of very experienced judges who praised our winning cocktails with the following tasting notes:

Espresso Martini
Award: Silver
Score: 90

Judges Tasting Notes: Aromatic and sweet coffee notes balance the sour and crisp fruity aromas and flavours. It has a natural coffee lead throughout, with great intensity and a fantastic focus. The sweetness, spices and bitter coffee notes are all in order. Highly recommended

Award: Bronze
Score: 87

Judges Tasting Notes: The nose has beautiful alpine herbs and a scent of vermouth. This is s fruitier, fresher Negroni – inspired style with an appetising and balanced selection of flavours.

Congratulations to our R&D and production team for coming up with such winning recipes!

Bottleproof Apple Pie-Tini impresses on West End debut at Adelphi Theatre

Bottleproof Cocktails provide LW theatres with a unique cocktail for a unique show.

Bottleproof Cocktails have been supplying LW Theatres (formally Really Useful Theatre Group) in London’s West End with our range of classic cocktails for 2 years. If you have recently been to The Phantom of The Opera or Kinky Boots the chances are you have had one!

With the pending arrival of the new West End musical, “Waitress” at the Adelphi Theatre in March 2019, LW Theatres asked us to create a cocktail to reflect the show – and one that should be connected somehow to apple pie.

Our mixologists got to work, predominantly in our kitchens, creating various recipes with in-house syrups, spirits and liqueurs to formulate something unique and presented two options to the team at LW and the Adelphi. The key was to create a base syrup that kept to the remit of a cocktail that tastes like (and if possible, also smells like) apple pie and that fused the alcohol ingredients together to optimise balance and longevity. 

The tasting team felt that the chosen cocktail tasted and smelt so much like an apple pie that it needed to be in the name. Hence our take on an Apple Pie Martini, or in this case an “Apple Pie-Tini” was born.

The cocktail was launched with the opening of the show and customer reaction and orders have already surpassed all expectations in the first few months. One customer even commented that it was ‘good enough to eat’.

The Adelphi theatre has gone all out to create the right atmosphere for this new West End musical even to the extent of spraying the auditorium with an apple pie scent. But it is clear from the cocktail sales a great many of the audience are getting equally ensconced by having an Apple Pie-Tini at the bar before the show and during the interval – and quite right too!

Images courtesy of The Adelphi Theatre

WAITRESS, starring Katherine McPhee with music by Sara Bareilles is booking at The Adelphi Theatre until 19th October. 

As The Times wrote “Treat yourself to a slice of five-star musical pie” at London’s brand-new smash hit musical comedy WAITRESS.

Sensational Katharine McPhee (Scorpion, Smash) plays Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team, this “warm, witty, wise and hilarious” (Express) hit features “one of the best scores in years” (The Stage) by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

Receiving standing ovations night after night, WAITRESS is “the real deal” (Independent) musical comedy “made from the finest ingredients” (Time Out) and “joyously life-affirming celebration of love and friendship” (Express).


Bottleproof cocktails supply a range of classic and bespoke cocktails exclusively to the on-trade including hotels, theatres, restaurants and events venues across the UK and overseas