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Winners of the second week “Confinement Bartender Contest”

Today we are proud to present the ten winning bartenders of the second week of our “Confinement Bartender Contest”.

Spirits Hunters launched a contest to help bartenders from all over the world during confinement, the “Confinement Bartender Contest”.

Each week we choose 10 winners, and we will present 2 per day on our website and ou social networks Instagram (@spiritshunters_mag), Facebook.

You can check the winners of the first week here.


Announcement Day 5 – Week 2

Today we announce the final two winners of the second week of the contest. Tough decision! We appreciate the efforts of all the bartenders, whether it’s the artisanal recipes or the classics.

For our ninth and tenth winners, we would like to congratulate José Luis Santizo from Guatemala and Katherine Ortiz from Spain for their confinement cocktails.

Congratulations to the 10 winners for this second week of the contest!


Jose Luis Santizo – Guatemala – Bar of Hotel Casa Santo Domingo

Cocktail: Dulce Hogar

45 ml sugar syrup with mint

Orange juice with star fruit, 45 ml

45 ml whisky

Garnish: star fruit and peppermint



Katherine Ortiz – Spain

Cocktail: Whisky Sour

4cl Whisky

1,5 cl syrup

2 cl lemon juice

1 egg white


Announcement Day 4 – Week 2

Today we are announcing the seventh and eighth winners of our second week of Confinement Bartender Contest. We are happy to congratulate from Lebanon, Farouk Toutounji and Tommaso Pecchia from Italy for their confinement cocktail recipes!


Farouk Toutounji – Lebanon -Timmy’s bar

Cocktail: The Bad Habit

7 basil leaves

50 ml gin

30 ml homemade date syrup

30 ml fresh grapefruit juice



Tommaso Pecchia, Italy, Pasticceria Aldo

Cocktail: Ginger bomb

60 ml London dry Gin

15 ml Ginger and balsamic vinegar Shrub

22,5 ml Fresh Orange Juice

15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice

Bit of salt

Vaporize ginger



Announcement Day 3 – Week 2

For our fifth and sixth winners of the second week we are happy to congratulate Gustavo Morais from Portugal and Roberto Martínez Ugido from Spain for their confinement cocktails tutorials!


Gustavo Morais – Portugal – RIB BEEF AND WINE PORTO Bar

Cocktail: Roots

5cl Port Wine Ruby

3cl Coffee Liqueur

1,5cl home made Cinnamon Syrup

1 Expresso


Roberto Martínez Ugidos – Spain – The Harley León bar

Cocktail : Sour Confinement

3 cl Whiskey

1,5 cl homemade lemon pomace

3 cl kombucha

1,5 cinnamon syrup

1 cl egg white


Announcement Day 2 – Week 2

For our third and fourth winners of the second week we are happy to congratulate Euan Campbell Birkett from Scotland and Dimitris Pallis from Greece!


Euan Campbell-Birkett – Scotland – Bar The Dome

Cocktail: Rhubarb One

2 oz gin

1/2 oz Rhubarb Vodka

1/2 oz Triple Sec

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1/4 oz Simple syrup

2 Dash Rhubarb Bitters

2 Dash Orange bitters


Dimitris Palis – Greece – Four Seasons Astir Palace’s bar

Cocktail: Jolly Sour

50ml Mandarin Vodka

25ml orange syrup*

25ml lemon juice

1 rosemary sprig

Method: Shake

Garnish: Rosemary, orange jelly

*Orange syrup 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, peel from 1 orange


Announcement Day 1 – Week 2

We introduce today our first and second winners of our second week of contest! We are happy to congratulate Adam Francisco Alvarado from Mexico and Romain Janot from France!


Adam Francisco Alvarado Magallanes – Mexico – Kitxen bar

Cocktail: Guavantina

50 ml Spiced rum

1/2 guava

50 ml homemade Orange/anise syrup

15 ml fresh lime juice

3 drops vanilla Essence

Muddle the guava, add the remaining ingredients into the shaker,  shake and pour in a rocks glass full with ice. Garnish with a slice of guava and an anise Star.


Romain Janot – France – Bazingame


40 ml Gold rum

60 ml banana nectar juice

10 ml sugar cane syrup

20 ml kumquat liqueur

Garnish: strawberry


CONGRATULATIONS again and thank you for participating! For any specific questions please contact marie@spiritshunters.com


We encourage all bartenders around the world to participate in our contest and to spread the word to their known bartenders. To read the contest rules and how to participate click here.

For any questions you can contact us via Instagram Direct @spiritshunters_mag.



With the support of the International Bartenders Association

The international bartender Association (IBA) is the world largest bartender association and the host of the official World Championship in Classic cocktails and Flair. The International Bartenders Association was founded on 24 February 1951 in the saloon of the Grand Hotel in Torquay, England, is an international organisation established in order to represent the best bartenders in the world.










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