Kolkata Bar tenders show mixing skills

At the Kolkata leg of the prelims of 1st CORRALEJO TEQNICIANS MIXOLOGY CHALLENGE 2012, bar tenders from the city participated to exhibit their mixing skills at The Park hotel on Friday (Mar 23, 2012). Corralejo Tequila (Mexico) is organising the 1st Corralejo Teqnicians Mixology Challenge 2012 throughout March-April 2012 in association with celebrity sommelier Magandeep Singh, the Wi-Not team, and India representative, Two Friends.


The Kolkata leg of the competition was judged by Sommelier Magandeep Singh & Mr. Shubhasheesh Ganguly, President of the Kolkata Wine Club.

The preliminary round of first Corralejo Technicians Mixology Challenge 2012 was held on Friday in Kolkata where 20 Bar Tenders from the city participated to exhibit their mixing skills.

Corralejo Tequila (Mexico) is organizing the first Corralejo Teqnicians Mixology Challenge 2012 throughout March-April 2012 in association with celebrity sommelier Magandeep Singh, the Wi-Not team, and India representative, Two Friends.

Tollywood actor Pallavi Chatterjee was also present on the occasion.

In the competition all the bar tenders had to keep Tequila as the basic ingredient and had to mix other ingredients of their choice to make a perfect cocktail.

The 20 bartenders prepared their cocktail under the patronage of Sommelier Magandeep Singh and Shubasheesh Ganguly, President of the Kolkata Wine Club.

Speaking about the aim of the competition, Magandeep said: “We are hoping to change the trend of Tequila through this competition. We want to create new discoveries of Tequila.”

Talking about Tequila, he said: “Tequila has long been notorious for being the fastest-downed beverage in the world but with a competition like this and a brand like Corralejo, it is time for the barmen to start their shakers and give us all a reason to savour every sip of this awesome traditional drink from Mexico.”

Commenting on the significance of competition, Ranjan, one of the participants who presented Greenzy (the name of his cocktail) said: “This kind of competition is very important because here we get to interact with different technicians with whom we can share our views, opinions and can exchange our ideas on various cocktails.”

Apart from Kolkata prelims for Corralejo Mixology Challenge 2012 will held in five cities across India that include New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai.

The first Corralejo Tequila Technician will not only win a trip to visit the Corralejo distillery in Mexico but will also have his prize-winning recipe featured in the Corralejo Teqnic Book.

The ‘Corralejo Teqnic Book’ will be launched by Elisa Najera, Miss Mexico and Brand Ambassador of Corralejo Tequila and Jaime Nualart, the Ambassador of Mexico in India, who would be part of the judging panel for the finale.

With the celebrations extending through April, a lucky draw at the Delhi Duty Free Shop, IGIA Airport on Apr 10, 2012 will give a lucky person an opportunity to meet with Elisa Najera and fly to Mexico for a holiday.

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