Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Philip Thompson's Version of the Singapore Sling Picked Best in the US- Now Heading to Compete in Berlin

Congratulations to our own Philip Thompson of The Coterie Room who will be competing in Berlin on October 9-10th at the Cherry Heering Singapore Sling competition. Thompson’s Sling and a Sizzle cocktail earned him top ranking as the American finalist and he’s being flown out for the European finals next week.  His drink is a modern interpretation of the classic Singapore Sling-- keeping all the common ingredients and combining them in a new and interesting way.

Cherry Heering announced, "The Sling & Fizzle, created by a Seattle Bar Star selected by an esteemed cocktail and culinary jury to represent the US at Bar Convent Berlin... 
The Sling & Fizzle, created by Philip Thompson from the Coterie Room in Seattle, WA (was) named best of the best."


Thompson is the Lead Bartender at the Coterie Room in Seattle, Washington.  At the Coterie Room he works closely with Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough to have a cocktail list that embraces modernist cocktail techniques and pairs well with food.  He was one of the opening bartenders at Tavern Law and helped to get Needle and Thread listed as one GQ's top 25 cocktail bars in the country in 2010.  Thompson is the interim Treasurer of the Washington State Bartenders Guild and has a strong commitment to raising the creativity and service of the food and cocktail scene in Seattle.
Interested in the recipe of Thompson's winning drink? We'll be sharing it soon.

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