Bartenders are being challenged to forage for ingredients to create a cocktail inspired by the forest and biodiversity in a competition run for Goral Vodka Master.
Bartenders from around the country have been selected to take part in the Goral Vodka Masters of Master International Bartender Competition, with three set to win places in the global final in Bratislava in Slovakia in January.
The UK judging panel at the event at Dry Martini in London on November 27 will include cocktail maestro Javier de las Muelas, founder of the original Dry Martini bar in Barcelona.
The theme of the competition is “forest heritage”, inviting the bartenders to create a recipe inspired by forest elements and its biodiversity. It calls on them to “walk through a woodland and get closer to nature by foraging for your own cocktail ingredients”.
It is inspired by the home of Goral Vodka Master, Slovakia, which is known for its rich natural heritage, with forests covering around 40% of the country.
The international final will take place on January 25 2018 during the Danubius Gastro International Fair at the Incheba Expo Bratislava, with bartenders competing for the title of Goral Vodka Master 2018.
Produced in the heart of the Tatra Mountains, Goral Vodka Master was launched in 2010. It is made with locally sourced wheat and water from the Lubovnianska Valley and undergoes a seven-column distillation process. Its clean and crisp character is intensified by a seven-fold filtration through a special blend of natural materials that guarantee its smoothness.