Eddie wins a Silver

The Bartenders Association of Ireland’s Eddie Rudzinskas from the Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Centre in Monahan took a Silver Medal at the 41st World Cocktail Championships in Cape Town, South Africa, recently.

This is the second medal in two years for the BAI. Last year BAI member Deirdre Byrne, the first female bartender ever to represent Ireland at the World Cocktail Competition, won a Gold.

Eddie’s winning cocktail, ‘Molly Mia’, consisted of 50ml Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, 20ml Grand Marnier Liqueur, 20ml Finest Call Passion Fruit Puree, 20ml Routin 1883 Blood Orange, 80ml fresh grapefruit juice and 20ml of fresh lemon juice.

All ingredients are shaken with ice in a cocktail-shaker and served in a long glass. The long drink cocktail was decorated with cuts of lemon, lime, orange, beetroot & rhubarb.

Eddie, originally from Lithuania, won the chance to represent Ireland by finishing first at the National Cocktail Competition sponsored by Edward Dillon & Co and held at the Food & Bev Live 2014 Exhibition in City West, earlier this year.

Before joining the staff at the Four Seasons Eddie spent five-and-a-half years at Andy’s bar in Monaghan.


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