Opening of the Paris Cocktail Festival 2018

The Paris Cocktail Festival returns for a 7th edition from Saturday 24th (reserved for the public) to Sunday 25th November (reserved for professionals) at the Elysée Montmartre. On the agenda this year: 75 French and international spirits brands, 4 workshops and 11 conferences on the art of cocktail making and its culture.

Among the activities, Jean Munos (Buddha Bar) and Marc Battais (Bar Oof) from the “essential drinks” workshop will teach you how to make “classic” cocktails: mojito, cuba libre, caïpirinha, gin… Don’t hesitate to stop by the “Gin Tonic” stand either to learn everything about how to make this mythical cocktail thanks to Stanislas Jouenne, founder of the Tiger (gin bar). Last workshop not to be missed: the “hot cocktails” workshop, where Nir Chouchana (French champion of baristas) will offer you a revisit of irish coffee or Martini espresso.

As for the 10 conferences, each lasting 45 minutes, they will be accompanied by a cocktail tasting and will address the following themes: an introduction to the art of the cocktail, a feminine approach: a winning cocktail, non-alcoholic cocktails, coffee: extraordinary ingredients, and containers: objects of desire.

The rates are as follows:

– for individuals: 20 euros alone – 34 euros for two – 42 euros for three

– for professionals: free entry by invitation only


Here is a taste of the festivities:




2pm – The importance of containers                              

by Christopher Gaglione: manager and founder of the Solera cocktail bar (Paris 5th arrondissement).


3pm – Training(s)                                                        

by Robin Davalo & Yoann Demeersseman: Ambassador Bourgoin Cognac for the first, and bartender trainer for the second.


4pm – Coffee, an extraordinary ingredient                  

by Nir Chouchana: French Champion Coffee in Good Spirits 2014.


5pm – My cocktail class                                          

by Yoann Demeersseman: bartender by training, journalist for the “rumporter” and consultant for spirits companies and industry professionals.


6pm – Cocktails and bistronomy                                      

by Philippe Morin: head bartender and co-founder of Istr (Paris 3e).




2pm – Coffee, an extraordinary ingredient                    

by Nir Chouchana: French Champion Coffee in Good Spirits 2014.


3pm – Bols, a legendary brand                                

by Tyron Francisca: Senior trainer at the Bols Bartending Academy (Netherlands).


4pm – Hospitality, the specificities of welcoming people in bars      

by Lucas Tubiana and Amir Enu: executive chef barman of the Gastronomistes (Lyon), head bartender of the Golden Promise (Paris 2nd).


5pm – The importance of containers                                

by Christopher Gaglione: manager and founder of the Solera cocktail bar (Paris 5th arrondissement).


6pm – Aromatic micro-plants

by Pascale Barrué & Thomas Fernandez: founder of Koppert Cress, and bartender at Parfum (Montpellier).


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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