Dimi Savvaidis (head bartender of The King of Islington bar) is now officially the first EVER UK winner of the Global Monin Cup 2018.
Not too shabby an accomplishment.
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Global champion in the 2018 monin cup it’s @dimi.sav! Last night in Paris Dimitrios competed against 47 of the the worlds biggest talents only to reign victorious and carry the global trophy back to Dundee!! These are the things dreams are made of 👑 #thekingofislington #monincup2018 #winner #dundee #scotland #kingofislington
The Monin Cup
This prestigious, national and international competition (hosted by Monin, a world-leading supplier of high-quality spirits, cocktails, beverages, and so much more) is organised for talented young bartenders under the age of 27.
The winner of the Monin Cup represents their country at the international finals, which are held in France in December 2018, gathering competitors from 44 countries.
Yup, pretty impressive.
Winning the Cup was no easy feat for the accomplished Savvaidis.
The competition had three, gruelling rounds, which tested competitor’s knowledge of the industry, ability to identify ingredients and measurements, and their understanding of the importance of taste.
The final round saw finalists create their own signature drinks recipe.
The recipe for success
Savvaidis’ named his well-received concoction ‘Three Nights in Paris’ –
10 ml MONIN Original
5 ml MONIN Spicy Mango Syrup
35 ml Altos Tequila
20 ml Lillet Rose Vermouth
Lemon zest to stir through
Lemon twist garnish
Serve in a Nick & Nora Glass
The signature serve lead to Savvaidis winning the award as well as a fantastic £5000 prize.
See for yourself
Fancy heading to The King of Islington to sample some delicious cocktails created by the Master himself?
Check out our listing here.