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Ypioca Cachaca Cocktail Competition 2010

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

The 11th of May House of Brazil arranged, in collaboration with Bouncing Olive, Denmark’s largest cocktail competition. The major event was hosted at Karrierebar in Copenhagen.

The annual Ypioca Cachaca Cocktail Competition is about making “a new” version of the Brazilian Caipirinha. The requirement for the bartender’s cocktail was using a minimum of 4. cl. Ypioca Cachaça.

Avenue Hotel was represented by three bartenders who had qualified to compete at Karrierebar – Morten Dinitzen, Kasper Thorup and I (Kenneth Christensen). The first round was divided into 9 heats and from there the 4 best cocktails went into the final.                                                      

It was the first time the bartenders from Avenue Hotel competed in a cocktail competition, “so we didn’t know what to expect”. The announcement of the finalists awaked great joy for the Avenue team. Morten and his “Citro Night” cocktail qualified for the final. Unfortunately Mortens shaker broke in the finale, with his cocktail in it, which made it very difficult to finish his cocktail.

The winner of Ypioca Cachaca Cocktail Competition became Bjarke Reventlow with his Río de regaliz. Morten got a 4th place in the competionen out of 33. A place, that I think we at Avenue Hotel can be very proud of! Kasper and I shared an 8th place.

Thank you House of Brazil and Bouncing Olive for a fantastic competition. We look very much forward to compete again next year.

 

 

Avenue Cocktail Recipe

Citro Night (Morten)

5 cl.                     Cachaca Ypioca Prata
2,5 cl.                 St. Germain
2                          Passionsfruits
2 tsp.                  Icing sugar
10                       Lemon balm leaves
1 cl.                    Fresh lemon juice

Verderinha (Kenneth)

4 cl.                     Cachaca Ypióca Prata
3 cl.                     Freshly squeezed orange juice
½                         Lime
2 tsp.                  Cane sugar
7-10                    Fresh basil leaves
6                          Green grapes

Lavainger (Kasper)

4 cl.                     Cachaca Ypióca Prata
¾                         Lime
2 cl.                     Lavender sirup
3 g.                      Ginger
4 cl.                     Cranberry juice
1 tsp.                   Acacia honey

mr & mrs smith say: Avenue Hotel means ‘hygge’

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Mr & Mrs Smith praise the sexy scene-setting at Avenue Hotel

“The dictionary entry for HYGGE (a Danish concept of intimacy and comfort) should simply read: ‘Avenue Hotel: Bar’. Nobody can deny the Scandinavians’ way with sexy scene-setting,” write the anonymous, yet famous, Mr & Mrs Smith.

Mr & Mrs Smith find the hidden gems
Mr & Mrs Smith travel the world searching out the hidden gems for you to enjoy. This February they made it to Copenhagen and Avenue Hotel. Apparently they enjoyed their stay…

Read Mr & Mrs Smith’s Review of Avenue Hotel
Read the rest of Mr & Mrs Smith’s review or check out the lounge or the patio at Avenue Hotel for yourself.

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