Bartender Vineeth Krishnan spoke in an interview with IANSlife about representing India in Miami for the Bacardi Legacy final. In the interview, he explains his future plans, talks about the competition and his winning Bacardi rum cocktail.
The Winning Cocktail
Vineeth achieved its goal with the cocktail called “Alchemy”. He says his inspiration is “The Alchemist”, a philosophical book that inspires us to never lose hope and to follow our dreams. Some elements of the drink are connected
Recipe Alquimia Cocktail
BACARDI Carta Blanca rum – 50ml
Elderflower liqueur -12.5ml
Absinthe – 2 dash
Celery salt solution – 2 dash
Citric acid – 5ml
Vineeth comments that it was not easy to prepare for the competition. While he was preparing he was also running the bar in Koko. She practiced twice before and after work.
Now the next step for the bartender is to win the competition. Vineeth says he’s “stoked to show off my cocktail at the global final.” Taking home this award translates into what the Indian cocktail scene has to offer, he says.
His future plans will be to make the right decisions while remaining real to his motivations.
According to Vineeth, India’s mixology scene only grows bigger and better. A good example has been the demonstrations during the Bacardi Legacy competition.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.