Words by: Simon Difford
The global cocktail competition with a distinctly Mediterranean twist.
2015 marks the 5th year of the Skinos Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge and this year the theme is 'Origins of the Mediterranean'.
Create the ultimate Mediterranean cocktail for your chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the leading international drinks industry event, Tales of the Cocktail, in New Orleans!
Bartenders from participating countries (Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, UK and USA) are being invited to create a signature cocktail, using Skinos Mastiha and inspired by the many ingredients and flavours which surround the Mediterranean sea.
The winners of the national finals will be awarded a trip to Greece to participate in the global final. The overall global winner will then go to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, while the runner-up will travel to the 2016 Amsterdam Perfect Serve Bar Show, representing Skinos.
The global final, in Athens on 15 June 2015, is already shaping up to be an exciting industry event. The jury line-up consists of Steve Schneider, head bartender of Employees Only NYC, Spiros Patsialos, creator of huntingspirits.tv and Dimitris Kiakos, head bartender and owner of The Gin Joint. Steve will also host a master class for the competitors and do a guest bartending session in Athens.
from top left: Steve Schneider,Dimitris Kiakos,Spiros Patsialos
To enter the 2015 Skinos Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge register online and submit your recipe at myskinos.com/mcc
Find out more about Skinos Mastiha
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