Shaken and stirred in Costa Adeje

The X Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition will also be a qualifier for nationals and in parallel the borough will host the Costa Adeje Gin & Tonic Schweppes Trophy

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The Adeje council have announced details of the X Costa Adeje Cocktail Competition which this year will also be a classification round for Federation of Spanish Barmen’s Associations – F.A.B.E. At the same time the Costa Adeje Gin & Tonic Schweppes Trophy will also be taking place.

During the presentation of the event, which takes place on Friday February 27th, the mayor Jose Miguel Rodríguez Fraga was joined by Jorge Marichal, president of Ashotel, the provincial hoteliers association, and Antonio Mesa of the Tenerife Barmen Association. The mayor said it was excellent to be able to support this event which “is another way of promoting the destination as a leader in all aspects as this is also closely linked to tourism, which is about much more than beds and occupation statistics but also about the innovation within the sector”.

Jorge Marichal said he was delighted “to support gastronomic initiatives which worked to improve and diversify tourism and demonstrated the professionalism within the sector. Antonio Mesa said this was an event in which quality and innovation were the main ingredients in the cocktails that would be presented.

This year the event will also be a qualifier for the national cocktail competition which will take place in October in the hotel H10 Costa Adeje with the best bar men and women in the country and the winner of that competition will subsequently represent Spain in the world championships in Tokyo later this year.

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This year there are three categories, the Long Drink, Barman (27 years +) Barman Junior (-27 years) and the rules laid down by the organisers are very strict in terms of balance of alcohol and other ingredients to be used.
In parallel the Schweppes Trophy is being held with technique and taste the keys to the winning drink.
There will also be a master class with Vito Calculli, Italian barchef and mixologist based in Adeje, considered one of the leaders in innovation in the cocktail world. His workshop will be based on the elaboration of cocktails made with sea water and seaweeds, served for the first time in Spain, which, in the eyes of the experts, promote a new aspect of cocktails as a promoter of balance and the fusion of autonomous fresh Canarian ingredients. He has said that he is happy to speak English as well as Spanish during the masterclass if translations are needed.

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The mayor said “the council have also supported these kinds of events which bring added value to our borough and the Costa Adeje destination while also helping professionals within the gastronomy sector.”

The events, in the grounds of the CDTCA, will be open to the public.

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