Diageo World Class 2017: SAPA’s Mike Kassabian Best Bartender in Lebanon

In its sixth version, Diageo World Class continues to search for Lebanon’s greatest mixologist and has chosen final week Mike Kassabian from SAPA Greatest Bartender in Lebanon to signify his nation within the world finale happening in Mexico in August.

Contributors from a number of bars in Lebanon teamed up with worldwide and native mixology consultants to partake in Burst 1 & Burst 2 of this 12 months’s World Class competitors in Sapa and Garcia’s and 6 bartenders certified to the finals: Moe Naanaa from Jackie O, Gerrard Aalam from The Tipplers, Hady Harmanani from Bistro Bar Hamra, Mike Kassabian from SAPA, Sally Sabeh from Trainstation and Wael Kossaifi from Discotek.

I used to be there on the competitors and the individuals had been creating cocktails utilizing prime manufacturers together with Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Ketel One, Zacapa, Don Julio, Cîroc, and Tanqueray No. Ten.

The winner Mike Kassabian ready a Tanqueray No. Ten-based cocktail referred to as “Fountain of Life”. The cocktail included along with the Tanqueray basil, Aloe vera oil , Aged chamomile Campari and Pink Grapefruit.

For these , I made certain to get my arms on the total recipe to offer it a strive at house:

four basil leaves
1 drop of Aloe vera oil
50 ml Tanqueray N10
20 ml Lemon juice
20 ml Easy syrup
10 ml aged Campari ( chamomile tea pre-washed barrel )

Mix the components in a shaker
Shake with a piece of crystal clear ice, double pressure in a brief glass
Garnish : grapefruit zest for aroma
Basil leaf

Congrats to Mike and better of luck on the World World Class competitors in Mexico.

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