World Class Bartender of The Year Competition Uses Drinkmate To Make the Best Sparkling Cocktail

The World Class Bartender of the Year Competition is the world’s biggest and most respected bartending competition, sponsored by Diageo. It is an annual competition entered by thousands of bartenders across the globe, culminating in a Global Final event and experience. The World Class Competition is not only where the best bartender in the world is crowned, but also where the latest trends are showcased by industry leaders, where the trade’s biggest issues are unpacked by those actively championing them, and where first-hand brand and partner innovations are showcased that will shape and define future drinks experiences.

Drinkmate’s carbonation system was selected to be used in the Johnnie Walker Challenge by champion bartenders from each country. Under the theme of ‘Hidden City Highballs’, contestants had to create a tasty Johnnie Walker highball that reflects the culture and flavors of their home city. 

“The 2021 Johnnie Walker challenge was a significant step forward in introducing Drinkmate to the bartending community and we are pleased to be Johnnie Walker’s carbonator of choice,” said Douglas Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Drinkmate. “One of our top goals is to provide consumers – both at home and in restaurant/bar settings – the inspiration and ability to create innovative carbonated beverages that are an exciting alternative to pre-made, store bought options.”

The challenge brought many exciting new sparkling concoctions to try. Add ingredients to Drinkmate, carbonate and pour into a highball glass over ice. Sip and enjoy!

Lemon Highball

50 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label

150 ml White Lemonade

Orange wedge for garnish


Elderflower Highball

50 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label

30 ml Elderflower cordial

100 ml Water Sparkled by Drinkmate

Mint sprig for garnish


Classic Peach Tea

40 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

80 ml Breakfast Tea

40 ml Peach Nectar

15 ml Lemon Juice

25 ml Sugar Syrup

Pineapple slice to garnish


Classic Iced Tea

40 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

120 ml of Breakfast Tea

15 ml Lemon Juice

25 ml of Sugar Syrup

Garnish with lemon wedge

To enhance your cocktail hour, get a Drinkmate today!

Browse some fantastic recipes and imagine yourself sipping one made from the best soda maker around. 

Enhance the way you drink water with the portable Drinkmate instaFizz water bottle! Or order our Drinkmate countertop! Available in a variety of stylish colors and kits to suit your needs. 

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