Amaretto brand Disaronno has hosted the final of its first Mixing Star cocktail competition in London.
George Bagos of Kitchen bar, Chalandri in Greece was declared the winner at the third and final phase of the competition, by a judging panel that included mixologist Dom Costa.
In prevailing from a nine-strong field, Bagos won a trip to Los Angeles and will be included in the 2011 Disaronno cocktail guide The Mixing Star Hall of Fame.
Mark Collins, senior brand manager for Disaronno, said: “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm with which bartenders have embraced the competition and the extremely high standard of serves exhibited throughout the competition castings.”
The event, which was held at Pearl Restaurant and Bar, featured an international field, including contestants from the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Greece and Russia.
London bartenders Matt Dakers of Mahiki and Boris Ivan of Hush were awarded second and third prizes respectively.