The Underground Punch Pong League is back for our 2nd year but with a little twist...!
The UPPL was created in 2013 by JJ Goodman of the The London Cocktail Club. It is co-sponsored by luxury French syrup company MONIN whose UK Brand Ambassador James Coston takes it on tour around the UK with second co-sponsors Plantation.
Now in its second year, the main event in the UPPL calendar will be ‘UPPL’s Black Pearl Tour’ which sees the return of the ‘MONIN & Plantation Bartenders Challenge Cup’ which will tour to 10 locations around the UK.
On the same day in your city will be the MONIN UK Cocktail Cup regional heats taking place at each tour location... By entering in the MONIN Cup (max 27 years & Open Spirit comp) you will gain automatic entry into the UPPL's regional heat for yourself and one other member of your bar team.
Rules & how to enter for both competitions, pictures & video's from last year's event, the list of tour dates along with the structure of the what's happening throughout the day in your city can all be found at www.punchpong.com
To enter in the MONIN Cup, and as a result get your bar team entered into the UPPL heat, one of your bar team must enter their MONIN cocktail recipe through the website a minimum of two weeks prior to your city's heat...
The winner from each MONIN Cup regional heat will win entry in the 'MONIN UK Cocktail Cup Final' taking place at the MONIN Studio in London during London Cocktail Week where the winner will represent the UK at the 'MONIN Cup International Final' in an all expense paid trip to Paris at the end of the year... (Please note the Monin Cup is an open spirit competition.)
The winning bar team from each of the UPPL heat's will also win entry to the 'UPPL MONIN & Plantation Bartenders Challenge Cup Final' to be held during LCW for the chance to win a prize (TBC) for their bar team...
To be in with a chance enter now...!
As if that wasn’t enough, Paul McFayden will also be presenting the "Taste of the Caribbean" seminar with Plantation… Along with James Coston from MONIN providing category training and introducing brand new syrup flavour's...
It's going to go off like a frog in a sock so let the game's commence…!
Cardiff – Monday 9th June – Tiger Tiger
Bristol – Tuesday 10th June – Big Chill
Nottingham – Monday 23rd June – Boilermaker
Birmingham – Tuesday 24th June – Island Bar
Manchester – Tuesday 8th July – Luck, Lust Liquor & Burn
Liverpool – Wednesday 9th July – Salt Dog Slims
Leeds – Wednesday 16th July – Jake’s Bar & Grill
Glasgow – Tuesday 22nd July – Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn
London – Tuesday 29th July – London Cocktail Club, OC
Belfast – Tuesday 12th August – Love & Death
The format of each tour date is as follows:
1pm – Arrival at venue for welcome drinks
1:30pm -MONIN Flavours Tasting & Training by MONIN UK Brand Ambassador, James Coston
2pm – MONIN Cocktail Cup regional heat
4:30pm – Break
5:25pm – Winner Announced
5:30pm – “Taste of the Caribbean” presented by Plantation Brand Manager, Paul McFadyen,
6pm – UPPL – MONIN & Plantation Bartenders Challenge Cup