London-based agaveria Hacha has launched a nationwide competition to find Britain's best tequila cocktail and best mezcal cocktail ahead of Mexican Independence Day.

Entries are invited to submit their cocktails by Tuesday 24 August, Selected finalists will present their cocktail to a panel of independent experts in Hacha on Mexican Independence Day, 16 September.

Entries for both the mezcal and tequila competition are open to bartenders across the UK, and creations must use one of Hacha's partnered brands, Patron Tequila, VIVIR, Don Julio Tequila, Madre Mezcal, The Lost Explorer Mezcal and Pensador Mezcal.

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The winning cocktail will be served at Hacha for a year. Entrants for the UK’s Best Tequila Cocktail Competition can submit their recipe and supporting materials by emailing