Adare Manor Wins Six Awards At National Cocktail Championships And Bartender Awards
- National Cocktail Champion 2018
- Best Technical Bartender
- Best Hotel Bartender
- Best Junior Bartender
- Best Cocktail Garnish
- And an award for the National Students Cocktail Competition.
Ariel Sanecki, the resident mixologist, won three of the top awards, including the overall prize as the National Cocktail Champion for his creation of the Japanese Garden. The annual awards recognise the expertise and creativity among Ireland’s finest mixologists in bars throughout the country. The Adare Manor team followed a sequence of success, which saw Skirmantas Lelys awarded "Best Junior Bartender", Finbar Collins was recognised for "Best Cocktail Garnish" and Aaron Flynn won second place at the National Students Cocktail Competition.
Adare Manor general manager Paul Heery commented, “We are delighted for Ariel, Skirmantas, Finbar and Aaron, and the wider Adare Manor team. Ariel’s passion and reputation for crafting the perfect cocktail and his boundless creativity inform his work at Adare Manor. From new twists on traditional favourites to ever-changing menus of seasonal cocktails, many of Ariel’s creations feature special ingredients sourced from Adare Manor’s own gardens and grounds. Ariel and his team have a lot of interesting cocktails, which they will exclusively unveil to Adare Manor guests over the months ahead.”