VIDEO: Disaronno Mixing Star at Boot Camp in Sicily


Disaronno Boot Camp

Adrian Gomes of Aberdeen bars The Tippling House and 10 Dollar Shake joined other winners of this year’s Disaronno Mixing Star at a “Boot Camp” in Sicily – featured in a short film released by the brand on YouTube.

They came together from different countries to the Disaronno Mixing Star Lab in Cantine Florio in Sicily in July on an all-expenses paid trip, joining the Disaronno brand team and a group of professional mixologists.

The intensive training course featured a number of sessions, hosted by British bartender and Disaronno brand ambassador Rod Esmaliah, including one on the science of flavour by London-based bartender and bar owner Tony Conigliaro.

Another session on how taste and flavour work was run by Rachel Edwards Stuart, a leading food and flavour expert who has worked with food and drinks companies as well as top chefs such as Heston Blumenthal.

Adrian won a place on the trip to Sicily after winning the Disaronno Mixing Star UK competition with his cocktail, Agro di Paradiso – a twist on a Disaronno Sour, combining the amaretto with limoncello honey shrub, fresh lemon, cardamom and saffron bitters and egg white.


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