Master mixologist stirs cocktail interest

Paulo Figueiredo, cocktail mixologist and regional brand ambassador for Diageo Reserve, one of the world’s largest producers of spirits, hosted a cocktail making workshop at Catch Restaurant & Lounge on Tuesday.  

Some of Cayman’s top mixologists, eager to hone their craft and gain tips from the master, attended the workshop, which was organized by Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits. 

The five-hour event covered a wide range of topics, including tips, global trends, premium liquor brands, flavor profiles and tools of the trade. 

The workshop was also an opportunity for mixologists to get tips for the upcoming Diageo Reserve World Class, described as the world’s largest mixology competition. 

The Cayman Islands was represented in the competition for the first time in 2013. World Class attracts participants from some 50 countries with the winner going on to global fame in the cocktail industry. The first of a series of local competitions will be held early next year. The Cayman winner will compete at the global finals in Miami in September 2016.  

Mixologist Paulo Figueiredo in action. - PHOTO: JOANNA LEWIS
Mixologist Paulo Figueiredo in action. – PHOTO: JOANNA LEWIS