Monkey Shoulder whisky is looking to create a real stir this World Cocktail Day by challenging some of Melbourne’s most talented bartenders to create cocktail-making history.
Partnering with one of Melbourne’s most iconic drinking holes, Welcome to Thornbury, the whisky maker is gearing up to break the Guinness World Records for the most cocktails mixed in one minute.
The current ‘swiftest cocktail mixer’ title sits with a New Yorker, who broke the world record in 2013 by mixing a whopping 18 cocktails in one minute. But Monkey Shoulder – the whisky made for mixing – is seeking to bring the title home to its rightful owner.
Melbourne’s swiftest bartenders and self-made mixologists are invited to join an epic battle of speedy cocktail mixing skills and bar-top flair, with the aim of making Australia officially the number one spot for cocktail-making.
Mixers and shakers are urged to begin practising their “mix, shake and serve” techniques, ready for the big day. And Melbourne cocktail enthusiasts are invited to witness the legendary battle while sipping on free cocktails mixed by the legendary ‘Monkey Mixer’ – a cement truck turned into a colossal cocktail mixer, measuring a mammoth 12 metres long and 4.2 metres tall!
Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador, Lucille Rose said: “At Monkey Shoulder, we love to shake things up and experiment with our whisky, so we thought what better way to showcase our dedication for mixing than to steal the record of the swiftest cocktail mixer from the Americans? We can’t wait to see the swiftest cocktail mixer in action, taking on the challenge and bringing it home for Australia.”
To capture the spirit of the day and its record-breaking intent, Monkey Shoulder will also be teaming up with several venues across Melbourne to serve a special cocktail – the Monkey Old Fashioned – available for just $15 to enjoy with friends.
The iconic cocktail features muddled sugar mixed with bitter and water, blended malt whisky and a zest of orange. It will be available at select bars around Melbourne.
To learn more about Monkey Shoulder, visit www.monkeyshoulder.com
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