Australian Bartenders Guild’s National Cocktail Competition

The Australian Bartenders Guild (ABG) held its annual National Cocktail Competition on Sunday 5th May 2013 at theloft in Sydney.

Bartenders competed in the Classic Cocktail and Flare categories with Robin Gaihe from Goldfish Kings Cross taking out the National Classic Bartending Championship and Clinton Weir from Barmazter and Melbourne Flair Club as the National Flair Bartending Champion. The winners will be going to Prague to compete in the global competition.

ABG Competition
Robin Gaihe – Winner of the Classic Category

Runner Up in the Classic category was Loradana Lelli from Goldfish Kingscross with Second Runner Up Mochammad Fadli from Palmer & Co. Ravi Camadoo from Flair Thugz was runner up for the Flair category followed by Oka Angga Sp from Flair Thugz.

The judges in the Classic Cocktail category were Stuart Reeves, Andres Walters and Corinne from Gourmantic who tasted and judged twenty six cocktails.

The Australian Bartenders Guild is a non-profit, non-union organisation with membership drawn from throughout Australia which is is recognised by and affiliated with the International Bartenders Association (IBA).

Congratulations to all the winners and well done on a great effort.

ABG Competition

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.