The biggest bartending contest on the Mediterranean, the SKINOS Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge 2017, was held for one more year.

Every year, Skinos Mastiha Spirit encourages bartenders from Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the USA to find a match and create a cocktail inspired by the Mediterranean, which will be presented to the selected panel of the SKINOS Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge.

This year, twelve bartenders from Greece and the rest of the world participated in the contest.

Members of the jury committee were three of the most famous Greek bartenders, Dimitris Kiakos, owner of the legendary The Gin Joint, Alexandros Sourbatis, award-winning bartender and bar manager of Mary Pickford and Thanos Prounarous, owner, and creator of Baba Au Rum and Mary Pickford.

The winners of SKINOS Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge 2017 were:

  1. Konstantinos Kazelis & Alexios Argyrou, from the Cypriot Lost + Found Drinkery (World’s 50 Best Bars) with The Risk
  2. Agapi Petropoulou & Iro Kalomiri, from the well-known bar A for Athens, with Anthemoessa
  3. Yiannis Miliotis & Giorgos Stamatelopoulos, from the beautiful bar of Chios OZ Cocktail Bar, with La Sentinella

The winners of SKINOS Mediterranean Cocktails Challenge 2017 will travel to Berlin and BCB (Bar Convent Berlin).