One of the world’s cocktail capitals, Cape Town, will welcome a globally acclaimed bartender, Vítězslav Cirok from the Czech Republic, this month to create a cocktail that captures the essence of the city and one of Africa’s most iconic urban resorts, One&Only Cape Town.
Cape Town was recognised as a world cocktail capital during the global finals of Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2015, the international bartender competition, which took place in the city late last year. Vítězslav made it to the top six out of a field of 20,000 contenders from over 54 countries.
Vítězslav’s visit to Cape Town will be the third in the “#DestinationsDistilled” series, a global initiative between One&Only Resorts and Diageo Reserve World Class where six of the world’s best bartenders will each travel individually to one of six iconic resorts to create a complete menu of specially curated cocktails, with online web episodes detailing the experiences of the bartenders, as well as how-to cocktail videos.
“It’s wonderful to be going back to Cape Town as it brings back such incredible memories, which are always the perfect canvas from which to create great cocktails! This is what I plan to do in Cape Town – create a cocktail which brings to life this amazing city, continent and resort,” says Vítězslav,
“For me the art of mixology is about interpreting the sights, smells and flavours of a place and I’ll be using some unique South African ingredients to add to a fine spirit to do so.”
“We are excited to welcome Vítězslav back to One&Only Cape Town, and for him to engage with Chef Reuben Riffel and experience the flavours of the Cape,” says Helen McCabe-Young, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, One&Only
To view the second series of #DestinationsDistilled, here is the One&Only Palmilla Cocktail How To Video presented by Michito Kaneko.