There were two categories on June 27th in the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Bratislava: Sect Cocktail, won by Slovak Rastislav Kubáň; and Flair – won by Austrian Stefan Haneder. In the popular first category, 21 contestants competed, trying to make 5 samples of drinks that included Hubert sparkling wine in a mere 6 minutes.
“The celebrations of the competition winners were slightly more festive than usual, as the company is celebrating its 190th anniversary,” Miroslav Tkáč, the company legal representative said, as quoted in a press release.
The jury, led by Ján Šuchta, vice-president of the Slovak Bartender Association, judged the course of the preparation, taste and also the visual side. “I have participated in all 15 years of the competition, and now I finally won,” said the victorious bartender, Rastislav Kubáň.
The second category, very attractive for the audience, was Flair – in which bartenders were supposed to mix the drinks using juggling, various tricks with bottles, shakers and glasses. Austrian Stefan Haneder made the best show, as assessed by the jury – which evaluated also the level of tricks and juggling, harmony with music or interaction with viewers.
This year, also the “Best of Hubert Cup” was awarded – the person who received the most points on all the Hubert Cup competitions in 15 years. Janka Karkušová and Branislav Hažík achieved a tie, both winning this category.
12. Jul 2015 at 7:31 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská