The 3rd Jameson - D.I.T Faculty of Tourism and Food Cocktail Competition took place on Thursday November 29th 2007, this initiative between the Faculty of Tourism and Food and Jameson offered over 60 hospitality and bartending students currently studying and working in the hospitality and licensed trade industries the opportunity to improve their skills in creative drinks mixing, in direct response to the growing demand for new cocktails and exciting new drinks to suit every season. Overall prizes were awarded for best short drink cocktail and best long drink cocktail, which were based on Jameson, points were awarded for the appearance, aroma, taste and the commercial appeal of the cocktail. This innovation marks a new departure in cocktail competition scoring systems and is a first worldwide, assessing the commercial appeal of a cocktail recipe recognises this vital component, which future successful cocktail recipes need to incorporate.
A further special prize was awarded to the most professional cocktail demonstration, points were awarded in this category for the competitors appearance, hygiene awareness, their technical cocktail procedure, garnish neatness, overall proficiency and the time limits allowed to prepare and present the cocktail. Special D.I.T Jameson Cocktail Certificates of participation were presented to all the competitors by Mr. Alan Lawlor (National Accounts Manager Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard). Sincere thanks were offered to both Mr. Alan Lawlor (National Accounts Manager, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard ), John McLoughlin (External Expert Judge, Marriott Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin) and competition Chairman James Murphy (Lecturer and Programme Chairman, DIT Faculty of Tourism and Food). The Third Jameson D.I.T Faculty of Tourism and Food Cocktail Competition winners were as follows;
Winner: Best Jameson Long Drink Cocktail “Darran’s Delight” Prepared by: Darran Cusack (Mulligan’s Bar, Poolbeg Street, Dublin) Recipe: 3.5cl Jameson, 1.75cl De Kuyper Triple Sec, 1.75cl De Kuyper Blue Curacao, 12cl Orange Juice. Method: Shake all the above ingredients with ice briskly. Pour over some ice into a Jameson Highball glass. Garnish: Wedges of Fresh Orange and Lime.
Winner: Best Jameson Short drink Cocktail “Nothing Else” Prepared by: Lukasz Malek (Pravda Bar, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin) Recipe: 3.5cl Jameson, 2.cl De Kuyper Banana Liqueur, 9.cl Ice Tea, 2cl. Fresh Lemon Juice. Method: Shake all the above ingredients with ice briskly. Pour into a Jameson Old Fashioned glass with crushed ice. Garnish: lemon twist, slices orange, slice star fruit and long straws.
Winner: Best Technique Cocktail “First Classroom” Prepared by: Milau Klizka (Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Dublin 4). Recipe: 3.5cl Jameson, 1.5. cl Grenadine Syrup, 1.5cl. Fresh Lime Juice, 10cl Soda water. Method: Stir all the ingredients with ice and pour into a Jameson Highball glass with crushed and cubed ice. Garnish: Fresh Lime and long straws.
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