Aperitivo Challenge 2024 Winners

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APERITIVO CHALLENGE WINNERS 2024

Following an enthralling final in Rome this weekend, ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto is delighted to announce the winners of the 2024 Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge. Esmerelda Castrogiovanni from Sips Drinkery in Spain clinched the global championship with her innovative cocktail ‘Alloway’, inspired by English pop art pioneer Lawrence Reginald Alloway. This cocktail, blending ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto with white bitter and apple soda, featured a unique garnish of an edible napkin made from apple jam and caramel. Esmerelda’s win earns her an exclusive mentorship with Julio Cabrera at Cafe La Trova in Miami.

Jan Križaj from Kavarna Moderna in Slovenia secured second place with ‘Congelato’, and Stephanie Wullschleger from Herz Bar in Switzerland took third with ‘Lucha Libre’. The competition, held at The Court—one of Europe’s top hotel bars—showcased the talent of thirteen exceptional bartenders from around the world. Each contestant brought creativity and skill, making the sixth edition of this challenge a resounding success. We congratulate all participants for their outstanding contributions and thank our esteemed panel of judges for their expert evaluation. Here’s to another year of exceptional mixology inspired by The Art of ITALICUS.

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