TWO SENIOR members of the Bartenders Guild Ghana, an association of professional Bartenders and mixologists in Ghana has chalked immense success at two separate world cocktail competitions.
The mixilogists, David Nii Doodo Nyamekye, and Johnson Wisdom Dogbe won the honors in France and Cuba respectively.
On June 1, Johnson Wisdom Dogbey also known as Ace Bartender and bar manager of Little Havana (Cuban themed Restaurant) in the hub of Nyaniba Ako Adjei,Osu came third at the Havana Grand Prix 2018,a biennial Cocktail Grand Prix which takes place in Havana, Cuba.
This year, the event was inspired by Cuba’s food, technology and Cultural Revolution.
The 2018 competition, which was themed ‘Cuba Moderna’, challenges competitors to create a cocktail that encapsulates contemporary Cuba, while using authentic ingredients and techniques.
Johnson is also the current winner of Barmantv Season 1(This competition was held in Lagos for West African bar tenders which took place last year. Members of the guild swept all the 1ST 2nd and 3rd positions.
Also, David Nii Doodo Nyamekye popularly referred to as DavidBarr in the industry is Bar manager of Front/Back Club,Accra. He came second at the Remy Martin Bar talent cocktail competition which took place in France March 2018.
Davidbar created his winning cocktail drink by taking inspiration from Remy Martin (producer of World class Cognac Remy Martin) with the most vital, compatible ingredients coming from Ghana; Hibiscus Tea and Homemade chocolate.
According to the Guild, Its vision is to promote the advancement of the bartending profession in Ghana and use it as a tool to boost our tourism and hospitality sector.