Forty two bartenders competed in the National Cocktail Championships & Bartender Awards at Food & Bev Live.
This annual event is organised by the Bartenders Association of Ireland and sponsored by Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd.
Ariel Sanecki of Adare Manor Hotel, Limerick scooped the top award of National Cocktail Champion 2018 with his cocktail called Japanese Garden consisting of 40ml Star of Bombay Gin, 20ml Sake, 20ml Matcha Green Tea Syrup, 10ml Yuzu Puree, 20ml Fresh Lime Juice and 50ml Rice Milk all shaken together and decoratively presented to the judges.
Ariel will represent Ireland at the World Cocktail Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, 1st-6th October 2018. He previously represented Ireland at the World Cocktail Championships in Tokyo, Japan in 2016 where he won a Silver Medal.