25th January 2017, Bratislava

Theme: JET SET

Rediscover the meaning of the word 'jet set'

through your cocktail creation.

Bring to life the fashionable lifestyle of the elite

and show off the glamour of the high life in your exciting drink.

Bystrik Uko, Oblix Restaurant

Jaroslaw Zawadzki, Baltic London

Loic Cretel, The Hampton Manor Hotel

The entrants were invited to create a cocktail based on the story of a jet set society to deliver the luxury flavour and enhance the quality of Goral Vodka MASTER.

Little example of the cocktail recipes from the competition...

Huître Royale (Royal Oyster)

40ml Goral Vodka Master; 12.5ml Champagne Reduction; Dash of Soy Sauce; Oyster Leaves Spray; Garnish: Oyster Shelf, Oyster Leaf, and Lemon

Sky of Goral

40ml Goral Vodka Master; 10ml Aperol; 10ml Lime Juice; 10ml Homemade Raspberry-Lavender Syrup; Garnish: Grapefruit Foam

Glamour Old Fashioned

50ml Goral Vodka Master; 15ml White Cacao Liqueur; 15ml Lillet Blanc; Dash of Cherry Bitters; Dash of Chocolate Bitters; Edible Glitters

Winners - Let's push the boundaries of high-end mixology!

All the recipes were high quality and even our extremely experienced judges Salvatore Damiano (UKBG – United Kingdom Bartenders Guild), David T Smith (Independent Drinks Consultant and Author), Istvan Horvath (MBU – Hungarian Bartenders Association) and Tomas Gyen (SKBA – Slovak Bartenders Association) had a difficult task to pick a top three cocktails.

1st Place: Tomas Ricciardi - Black Angel's Bar Prague

2nd Place - Jaroslaw Zawadzki - Baltic London Restaurant and Bar

3rd Place - Attila Felhosi - Blue Fox The Bar, Kempinski Hotel Budapest

Photo by Lukas Trefilik

Goral Vodka is available to purchase here.