Usual day started with a mix of emotions and had no clue how the rest of the day is going to shape up. After finishing work, checked my FB messages and there was a message from blogger friend 'VidyaLakshmi' who was kind enough to remember me to invite for Cocktail Masterclass hosted at #Drinks On MG by 'Nicholas Ord' & 'Alphonso Del Portillo' - winner of the 'India bartender of the year at Diago Reserve World Class 2015. It was a very good experience for me because I had been away from such events for a very long time. It felt like ages!!! Diago Reserve World Class was the perfect event to unwind myself.
Diago Reserve aims to transform fine drinking experience and cocktail culture around the world and in the home. It also offer platform for inspiring bartending talent who wants to make difference in mixology trend.
This event was hosted in celebration Alphonso incredible journey towards winning the 'India Bartender of the year'. #Drinks On MG was the perfect setting for the special masterclass where Alphonso showcased his winning concoctions - Atlantic Martini, & Botanical Heritage.
We reached there by early evening and it was good to meet few other bloggers friend over there. After a quick round of introduction, we all settled down eagerly waiting for event to start.It was quite an interactive session and lot of tips and tricks for making a cocktail. Alphonso set the mood for the evening with Atlantic Martini made with the Talisker, Tanqueray, No Ten, Orange, grapefruit powder and served in an elegant coupette.
Atlantic Martini was followed with another wonderful CIROC vodka cocktail- Botanical Heritage which was presented in chai tea clay pot. It was infused with green apples, tomatoes, basil, chardonnay syrup and a dash of Licorice syrup. I was very much impressed with the taste and flavours of this mixture. Definitely a winner to me.
The evening concluded with Golden Flip by Nicholas Ord. It was a delectably creamy and sweet creation, the rich mixture of Greek wildflower honey, tahini infused Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reseve, dash of apricot brandy and spritiz of orange zest.
Alphonso will now represent India and compete with the World's best bartenders at the Diago Reserve World Class Global Finals, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, in September, 2015
#Drinks on MG is a good place to hangout with friends and enjoy the delicious food and awesome cocktails. I would definitely recommend this place!!!