In Amsterdam on 13th November the Dutch national cocktail shaking championship, 1958 took place -- it was organised by the Dutch Bartenders' Society.
Different shots of the bartenders in action several shots of the jury at work
Further shots of bartenders and jury, finishing with the winner, Mr. Kordelaar busy at the bar and with the presentation of the cup to him
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Background: In Amsterdam on 13th November the Dutch national cocktail shaking championship, 1958 took place -- it was organised by the Dutch Bartenders' Society.
No fewer than 80 competitors did their best to mix, from a choice of hundreds of ingredients, the best cocktail they could think of. After much stirring, mixing and shaking, 625 cocktails were placed in front of the jury, who had to decide which was the best cocktail in this remarkable collection.
After much tasting and lengthy consideration, they awarded the 1958 championship cup to Mr. Kordelaar, of Utrecht.