In celebration of the launch of Top 25 Bartenders Australia, last night Hip Media threw the very first Drinks World T25 party at The Cliff Dive in Sydney. Hot on the heels of DW T25 Singapore and Hong Kong & Macau publications, this is the very first Australian DW T25 edition!
The event saw over 300 revelers attend, with bartenders, brand ambassadors, and industry professionals sampling cocktails created by the Top 25 Bartenders in the country. In a twist of roles, it was the bartenders mingling on the other side of the bar and ambassadors behind the stick mixing up the bartenders creations.
The event featured six bar stations that rotated through different brands, as well as an ice-sculpting station. Cocktails were served up in half-hour brand allotted time slots to give guests an opportunity to taste a variety of tasty concoctions.
The event was an opportunity for industry professionals to mix outside of work and to celebrate and appreciate the progression of cocktails, venues and the nations most skilled bartenders. The standard of drinks on offer was second to none, even with the ambassadors shaking and pouring, and the atmosphere reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever.
The Top 25 Bartenders were presented with their own DW T25 plaque, an exclusive DW T25 pin, a DW T25 backpack fully loaded with a custom apron courtesy of The Apron Studio, an Uber Bar Tools LuxRoll, and a copy of the DW T25 Australia magazine.