The 2nd Jameson - D.I.T Faculty of Tourism and Food Cocktail Competition took place on Thursday November 30th 2006, 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 on behalf of Mr. Alan Lawlor (National Accounts Manager Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard) by Mr. Cormac Long (Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard)
Dr. Aodan O’Cearbhaill (Head of School Culinary Arts and Food Technology, D.I.T Faculty Tourism and Food) congratulated the winners reminding competitors, sponsors and supporters of the Faculties launch of the “New Honours Degree in Bar Management and Entrepreneurship” for 2007 which will include modules in advanced cocktail training, Dr. O’Cearbhaill finished by offering sincere thanks to both Mr. Alan Lawlor (National Accounts Manager, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard ) and competition Chairman James Murphy (Lecturer, DIT Faculty of Tourism and Food). The Second Jameson D.I.T Faculty of Tourism and Food Cocktail Competition winners were as follows;
Winner: Best Jameson Long Drink Cocktail “Jemmy’s Delight” Prepared by: Ms. Claire Gaffney (Harp Bar, Swords, Velvet Nightclub, Swords, Dublin) Recipe: 3.5cl Jameson, 3.5cl De Kuyper Banana Liqueur, 1.cl Grenadine Syrup, 18cl Orange & Passion Fruit Juices. Method: Shake all the above ingredients with ice briskly. Pour over some ice into a Jameson Highball glass. Garnish: Skewer small pieces of fresh Strawberry, Orange, red cherry, long straws and oars.
Winner: Best Jameson Short drink Cocktail “Waldron’s Paradise” Prepared by: Mr. Fran Waldron (The Burlington Ballroom Bar, Dublin) Recipe: 3.5cl Jameson, 1.5cl De Kuyper Banana Liqueur, 2.0. cl De Kuyper Butterscotch Liqueur, 14cl. Cranberry Juice, 1cl. Grenadine Syrup. Method: Shake all the above ingredients with ice briskly. Pour into a chilled double cocktail glass. Garnish: Fresh wedge of lime.
Winner: Best Technique Cocktail “Passion Paradise” Prepared by: Ms. Kinga Worotynska (Marriott Druids Glen Hotel, NewtownMountKennedy, Wicklow). Recipe: 3.5cl Jameson, 7.5. cl Apple Juice, 1cl. Grenadine Syrup, 1.5cl. Fresh Lemon Juice, 1 Whole Passion fruit (half of it finely chopped and half squeezed for it’s juice content). Method: Shake all the ingredients with ice except the half passion fruit finely chopped which is directly added to the double cocktail glass with some crushed ice. Pour the cocktail over this crushed ice and fruit slowly. Garnish: Slice fresh orange and red cherry.
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