This week, bartenders from all around the world have descended on London for the annual London Cocktail Week. Hosting masterclasses, seminars, partaking in guest shifts and creating specialised cocktails, we took a look at some of the big names joining us in London.
The Clumsies team, Athens
Taking over Callooh Callay's dimly-lit bubble, the Jubjub, until 9th October is Athens bar team The Clumsies.
Vasilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis opened the 'all-day' bar a year ago, and have since come 22nd in 2015's World's Best Bars.
Kyritsis and Bakoulis both represented Greece in the Diageo World Class Global finals, and are curating a special menu of World Class cocktails, including a Nutty Old Fashioned made with Zacapa 23 Rum, Rhubarb Sour made using Tanqueray No Ten and an Agua Fresca created with Ketel One Vodka.
Remy Savage, Little Red Door, Paris
Recently named 'the world’s most imaginative bartender' by Bombay Sapphire, Savage is the bar manager of renowned Parisian bar, Little Red Door.
Savage started working in bars to pay for his scholarship, starting his career at an Irish pub in Lyon, he spent four years there before moving to Britain – following his then girlfriend.
Beginning his love for cocktails in London, he started working in bars here in the UK, before moving to Thailand and then finally to Paris, where he's been for three years.
Savage will also be appearing at the Patrón Cocktail Lab today, with his drink Patrónomy, inspired by his city.
Gui Jaroschy, Broken Shaker, Miami
With his roots in Austin Texas, Jaroschy started life off as a foodie, taking cooking classes at age six and his first restaurant job at 18.
After completing a degree in anthropology, Jaroschy moved to Miami, where he began bartending at South Beach's Delano Hotel. Building his passion and knowledge for drinks, he worked his way up to being director of bars.
In 2012, the Broken Shaker bar was launched, a pop up in the Indian Creek Hotel. Jaroschy joined the team and took over as bar manager. He made the list of Food & Wine's Top 10 Best New Mixologists list in 2015, and has worked as a consultant on menus for Ricochet Lounge, the Drunken Dragon, Kreepy Tiki, and British Airways. Earlier this year, Jaroschy was named a StarChefs Rising Star Bartender for South Florida.
He favours beer cocktails and his guilty pleasure drink is a Jack and Coke.
Bringing the Miami sun to Spitalfields, Jaroschy will be at the Patrón Cocktail Lab at the Spitalfield hub with his cocktail Yellow Submarine on Saturday.