It's a tough job but someone's got to do it. We invited a crack team of cocktail connoisseurs to taste and evaluate every single cocktail at CITC and give us their professional opinion on their favourite drink.
Each drink was judged on appearance, taste and balance and originality the scores were counted and the winners were announced.
But who were they and what did they create?
Here are the eight winning cocktails at Cocktails in the City UK in 2017, please give a round of applause please.
London - One Marylebone
Like No Other - Created by Three Six Six
40ml Carrot and Cilantro infused Brockman’s Gin
10ml Blueberry Infused Lejay White Chocolate Liqueur
30ml Mandarin Juice
15ml Lemon Juice
15ml Bayleaf and Madagascar Vanilla Honey
1 Bay Leaf
1 Caviar spoon Balsamic Vinegar Pearls
5ml Viagra Bitters
Described as like walking through an enchanted forest at night - one for the imagination!
Leeds - Leeds Town Hall
The Yorkshire Lass - Created by Vice and Virtue
Death's Door Gin
Pressed Cloudy Apple Juice
Homemade Rhubarb Jus
As seen on Sunday Brunch this drink used fresh local ingredients including forced Rhubarb as Yorkshire is the proud home of the Rhubarb Triangle!
Manchester - Old Granada Studios
The Illicit Parisienne - Created by Arcane Bar
30ml Courvoisier VSOP
12.5ml Cherry Heering
25ml Homemade Cacao and Vanilla Cordial
20ml Egg White
This drink was built and inspired by a Courvoisier Cognac and chocolate pairing experience utilising the Tonka Bean - an ingredient highly valued by leading chefs around the world for it's complex and aromatic flavours.
Liverpool - The Baltic Warehouse
Roots of Agave - Created by El Bandito
50ml Ocho Blanco
12.5ml Agave Syrup
25ml Lime Juice
20ml Carrot Juice
Topped with a pineapple foam
A bar on a mission to educate the masses on agave this drink did the trick balancing freshly pressed carrot juice with the light spicy notes of Tequila Ocho.
London Summer Edition: Bedford Square Gardens
Uniquely this event had a tie break - we present them both for your enjoyment:
Nitro Copper Mule - Created by Nightjar
30ml Copperhead Black batch gin infused with geranium leaf
25ml Pekoe Jasmine green tea liqueur
7.5ml Quaglia Chinotto liqueur
60ml Hatfields nitro cold brew coffee
A show winning drink from one of the worlds most highly respected bars. A refreshing Gin mule cocktail with a kick.
Giddy Little Thing - Created by Reverend JW Simpson
50ml Dill & Lemongrass-infused Belvedere Vodka
15ml Elderflower Cordial
20ml Homemade Sour Solution*
A simple and refreshingly delicious herbaceous drink, full of flavour and perfect for a vicars garden party.
Glasgow - The Briggait
Wild at Heart - Created by The Spiritualist
25 ml Snow Leopard vodka
20 ml Cocchi Rosa
20 ml Basil syrup
50 ml Roast strawberry, sweet red pepper & Szechuan puree
2 drops grapefruit bitters
Pinch of lemon salt
Created in partnership with Heart FM, a charitable cocktail with every penny going to The Make Some Noise charity.
Bristol - The Passenger Sheds
Tropic Thunder - Created by Milk Thistle
Pineapple-infused Appleton Estate Signature Rum
A rich ensemble of sweet, sour and strong bursting with flavour and rich notes of the caribbean.
Edinburgh - The Mansfield Traquair
Beards and Blazers - Created by Buch and Bax
Fruit and jasmine tea soda
Apple acid syrup
Buch + Bax is an exciting partnership between two of Edinburgh's most respected bartenders Jody Buchan and Sam Baxendale. This drinks is described as Blade Runner on SoCo - we will let you imagine