The Peter F. Heering Sling Award 2014 on

Peter F. Heering Sling Award – one of the most esteemed cocktail competitions in the world – sees 17 bartender semi finalists compete in London on 26 August for a place at the finals in Berlin later on this year…

Create your own interpretation of the classic cocktail The Singapore Sling, containing Cherry Heering. Name your drink and take a picture. Upload your picture and recipe and send it to the team at Peter F. Heering. If your cocktail is chosen, you could be named the winner of one of the most prestigious cocktail competitions in the world!

This was the brief that led to 44 National Winners around the world, one from each participating country, being told that they had made it through to the Cherry Heering’s prestigious annual competition, The Peter F. Heering Sling Award, on June 9th of this year.

Now that those 44 have been narrowed down to 17, the competition is really heating up. The next stage of the competition will see each of the competitors up for the running of the grand prize of 500 Euros, a stunning new shaker and the glory of being crowned the Global Sling Champion 2014 of the esteemed Peter F. Heering Sling Award.

The 17 “Sling Stars” Global Finalists will be judged in a semi-final in London Aug 26th. Bar legend Simon Difford will lead a prestigious jury panel that will include media, tastemakers and bar experts who will determine the Top 5 Global 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award finalists.

Five finalists will then be flown into Berlin in October to compete, live, at BCB Bar Convent Berlin. The winner will be selected by an expert jury and people’s vote.

The Top 17
Country Finalist Sling Cocktail

Armenia | Garnik Sahakyan | Sling’s Era

Australia | Taka Shino | Bamboo Orchid

Belgium | Ásgeir Bergmann Pétursson | The Sling Sling

Brazil | Rafael Mariachi | The Peter’s Dream

Canada | Taoufike Zrafi | The Bittered Sling

Denmark | Nick Kobbernagel Hovind | The Sloe Sling

England | David Hoggan | Sling Your Hook!

Estonia | Sigrid Sarv | O’ Polo Sling

Germany | Monika Katarina Peric | Shum Haw Sling

Hong Kong | Poon Ching Wan | Maroon Sling

Indonesia | Rhys Wilson | Shennong Sling

Italy | Walter Gosso | Julep Slingsake

New Zealand | Venetia Tiarks | The Merchant’s Daughter

Norway | Erik Danilo Wistner Rafto | Rooftop Romance

Poland | Stanislaw Zachariasz | Julep Sling

Singapore | Aron Christian Lobrino Manzanillo | Fables of the East

USA | Jon Kraus | Pepito’s Slingshot

The Hype
You only have to look at Peter F. Heering’s Facebook page to see the wave of excitemenet the competition has created in the world of cocktails and liqueurs. Some of the winners have managed to get their cocktails served all over the globe by some of the world’s greatest mixologists; others have been running Sling Master classes, tasting events and creating postcards with recipes, which are being sent around the world to famous mixologist, who are sharing their cards on Facebook. Log in and prepare to be amazed by all of the buzz the Peter F. Heering Award has created!

About Peter F. Heering
Peter Heering is a luxury, Danish manufacturer of liqueurs, most famous for Heering Cherry Liqueur, a liqueur flavoured with cherries which is often referred to simply as Peter Heering or Cherry Heering in cocktail recipes. Heering Cherry Liqueur, purveyor to the Royal Danish Court and to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, has been produced since 1818. It is sold in more than 100 countries. Heering Cherry Liqueur is an ingredient in many cocktails such as the Singapore Sling, and Blood & Sand. For more about Peter F. Heering’s Sling Awards visit


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