Known to his friends as ‘Guru’, Guruprashanth's discovered his passion for bartending during his college days, leading him to start his bartending journey by joining the team of professionals in The Leela Palace, Kempinski, Bangalore in 2008. His thirst for knowledge and experience led him to Dubai in 2010 where he headed the bar team at One & Only The Palm, where he was awarded as Best Employee Of The Year 2011. Then at Dubai’s The Bahri Bar, Mina A'Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah he was awarded “Best Bartender Of The Year-Middle East 2013” by Caterer Middle East.
Now he is taking a pride in building a World Class Bar in Bangalore, India for Brigade Hospitality on the 31st floor of World Trade Centre, South India’s tallest dining destination. He is striving to place this “high ultra-lounge” on the global beverage map.
Guru was a Finalist in the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards 2015.
“A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false” but for me “As true as is the history of Sling - truth is there in every drop of Cherry Heering liqueur for its immaculate taste for the celebration”
Glass: Highball glass wrapped in a striped tatami sheet symbolising tiger stripes
Garnish: Dehydrated orange slice, mint sprigs and sweet tamarind
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.
• 40 ml Rum
• 10 ml Gin
• 20 ml Cherry Heering
• 15 ml *Galangal & basil syrup
• 15 ml Sour tamarind juice
• 20 ml Pineapple juice
• 1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
*Galangal & basil syrup: 10 grams of chopped galangal, 4-5 leaves of basil and 100ml simple syrup brought to the boil and then allowed to cool.
Inspiration for cocktail
“The happiness of finding your belongings which you had thought has been lost is just marvelous. It may occur in very few situations in our life time.
No two tiger have the same stripes on their body and no two different creatures can be called as TIGERS”