Funkin's 2019 Innovation lab details announced

Funkin Cocktails continues bartender training programme in partnership with Crucible

Funkin Cocktails, the UK’s number one fruit purée and cocktail mixer company, is once again partnering with Crucible to deliver Funkin Innovation Labs -a bespoke training programme for bartenders across the country this spring.

The full-day sessions will be led by Rosey Mitchell who runs Three Sheets, a bar widely regarded as the best bartender’s bar in London, together with Romeo de Wit, the authority on kegged cocktails. Stuart Bale, the mastermind behind Crucible, will be MC and oversee proceedings, bringing his knowledge, passion and personality to the sessions. Free to attend, the creative, inspiring and hands-on training will run across March and April in London, Aberdeen and Leeds.

Funkin Innovation Labs 2019 will follow a similar theme to last year, focusing on the importance and intricacies of balancing acids and sugars in cocktails as well as Rosey and Romeo sharing insights, trends, tricks and tips in their fields of expertise. Each session will be illustrated by cutting edge Funkin-inspired cocktails developed by the Crucible team.

“Last year’s Funkin Innovation Labs were most enjoyable and it’s great to be asked back again this year,” says Stuart Bale founder of Crucible. “For this year I’ve captured who I consider being two of the most exciting folk around at the moment. They have taken last year’s content and I’m super happy with where these two rockets have taken Funkin.”

Funkin Innovation Labs are a prequel for bartenders entering Funkin Innovation Champion 2019, providing motivation and stimulation to help develop innovative winning cocktails. All participants of Funkin Innovation Labs will receive a free copy of The Cocktail Competition Handbook, by Andy Ives.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Crucible for another year of Funkin Innovation Labs to ensure we offer the best in class training from the best in the business,” explains Ben Anderson, Head of Marketing for Funkin

“Bartenders are always looking to innovate and experiment with new flavours and our training sessions are geared to bringing fresh ideas and inspiration, which has been at the heart of what we have done for 20 years.”


LONDON: 26th March @Resident of Paradise Road, E2 9LE

LEEDS: 9th April @ Watermark Bar, LS2 8JP

ABERDEEN: 30th April @ Orchid, AB11 6EN

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