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The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition is on April 27th
The Adeje council, through the departments of economic development and tourism (under Manuel Luis Méndez and Ermitas Moreira García respectively) with the Federation of Spanish Barmen Associations and the Association of Barmen, Tenerife, is organising the XII Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition, which will also be a classification for the nationals, to be held in Extremadura in November.

The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition will take place in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) on Thursday April 27th from 4pm. This year there will be three categories – Barman (from 26 years of age) Junior barman (up to 25 years of age) and Hotel school.

“Hosting these events create enormous interest in Costa Adeje”, said the council representatives, who added that this kind of event “also adds to the value of our tourism offer and brings the name of the destination to national and international attention”.

“The Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition has become the most prestigious event of its kind in the Canary Islands and is now recognised nationally” commented José Antonio Mesa, the president of the Association of Barmen Tenerife. He added that almost all of the relevant hotel training centres and schools take part in the event which also had commercial value for the sector.

Daniela Garbi (bartender), Adrián Hernández (young barman), Yana Fillipova (skill) and Pablo Jonay (Gin Tonic) were winners in 2016 and Garbi and Hernández represented the Canaries at national competition.

Entry to the event is free, and activities begin at 4pm with an ‘Open Stage’ with Vito Calculli and Petar Marinov. There will be a Master Class with Manolo Martín (World Champion, Poland 2011) before the Estrella Damm sponsored beer pulling competition and the V Schweppes and Rutte Gin Tonic competition. This will be followed by a Master Class from the Tenerife Barmen Association and the trophy ceremony.

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The XI Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition will be a national classification event
With the backing of the Adeje departments of economic development and of tourism, and organised by the Tenerife Barman Association, the Adeje Centre for Tourism Development – the CDTCA – will host the XI Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition which is also a classification event for the national championships.

The year all the action is concentrated in one day with different classification and section events and two master classes given by European experts all happening on Friday April 29th. The public are welcome to attend during the day, from 4pm – 9.30pm, with winners announced at the end of the day.

The day will actually begin with master classes under the watchful eyes of Vito Calculli and Marco Caldone, both top class experts. Later on Antony Serra, will demonstrate his ‘flair’.
The most important competitive events will be to chose the best cocktails and those who will go forward to represent Tenerife at national level. That competition starts at 7pm, while the IV Gin and Tonic contests for the Schweppes and Gin Rutte trophies start at 6pm.

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Adeje local development councillor, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, commented, “the Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition has become one of the most prestigious events in the Canarian cocktail calendar and nationally, bringing together people from the Canarian hotel and bar sectors.” He added that it was important that the “Costa Adeje tourism label continues to have these kind of references which complement the overall offer to visitors, particularly in the fields of gastronomy and leisure such as those promoted by this competition.
“We are delighted that almost all the hotel schools in the islands will be represented here and that we are able to continue to contribute to the professional training of our young bar personnel in the Canaries”, he concluded.