Spirits were high at this bartending race in Goa

Katia Goes

MIXOLOGY MAGIC

Mixing and matching, the 7th edition of Ultimate Bartender Championship by Monkey Shoulder, was held at Vamos, a restaurant in Vagator.

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THE FREE-SPIRITED ONE

The event was organised by William Grant & Sons, owners of the free-spirited blended malt brand.

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COCKTAIL GUYS

Dressed in black T-shirts, with the phrase ‘skills pay bills’, these dapper bartenders gathered around the bar-counter mixing, moving and shaking various drinks to win the bartender championship.

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RAISING THE BAR

With the focus being on essential skills of a bartender, over 50 participants, from restaurants and colleges in Goa participated in the contest in hopes of becoming national mixology champions.

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PERFECT SPIRIT-MIX

As per the competition, participants had to quiz, mix, pour, nose and nail the perfect six drinks to serve.

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THE WINNING SPIRITS

The top finalists from Goa were Sujan Shetty from Slow Tide and Radhika S from Miguel's Cocktails & Petiscos.

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'SKILLS PAY BILLS'

The championship was structured to test the upcoming bartenders in India and ascertain their proficiency on all aspects of bartending to ensure that in the long run- skills pay the bills.

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