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Conn wins on the double

DIT BSc degree students Conn Cowman and Magdalena Sliwarska won the awards for Best Short Cocktail (‘Candy Apple’) and Best Technique Cocktail (‘Crimbo’) respectively at the seventh DIT-IDL Pernod Ricard Cocktail Challenge which took place recently, with Conn also being awarded Overall Competition winner.

Sean Hoyne of Swifts Bar & Restaurant in Kildare’s Main Street won the Best Long Drink Cocktail award for his creation ‘Smile on the Rocks’.

The initiative, between the DIT’s Bar Management Studies Department and IDL Pernod Ricard,  attracted 90 mixologists.

The cocktails were based on IDLPR’s premium spirits and liqueurs and points were awarded for the appearance, aroma, taste and the commercial appeal of the cocktail.

Special Certificates of participation were also presented to all 90 mixologists by Liam Sparks, IDLPR’s Brand Manger & Mixologist.

From left: Conn Cowman, Magdalena Sliwarska and Sean Hoyne with their awards.From left: Conn Cowman, Magdalena Sliwarska and Sean Hoyne with their awards.

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