Cuba Moderna



The Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix, one of the oldest and most renowned bartenders competitions, is on!

 Under the theme "CUBA MODERNA", the 2018 edition takes on a more modern tone inspired by drinks and different aspects of Cuban culture in full renewal. The objective of this competition is to put "in the limelight" the participants with modern, simple, original creations. 

We are looking for the bartender to represent Greece during the Global final in Havana, Cuba in June 2018!



Want to participate?

Download the rules of competition below and start preparing your winning Havana Club recipe! Recruitment phase ends on January 15th.
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You have already  read the rules and prepared your winning Havana Club recipe? Submit your recipe now!

Competition JOURNEY

Recruitment phase
December 1st – January 15th 

Semi-finals round
January 22nd – January 25th 

Greek Final
February 22nd

Global Final, La Habana
May 28th – June 2nd 

If you make it to the Greek final, a world-class judging panel will taste and evaluate your drink!

Carina Soto Velásquez
Carina Soto Velásquez is a former bartender and co-founder of Quixotic Projects. Managing some of the most interesting and successful bars in Paris, the award-winning Mary Celeste, Candelaria, Glass and Hero, she is a leader in hospitality entrepreneurship.

Tony Conigliaro
Experimenting with the science of flavour for more than 15 years, Tony Conigliaro is one of the most inspiring and respected personalities in the drinks industry. Amongst others he is the owner of London’s awarded 69 Colebrooke Row, Bar Termini and Untitled and founder of Drinks Factory.

Meimi Sanchez
Meimi has worked on Havana Club for the last 9 years, working with bartenders globally to promote the brand’s unique heritage and identity. Prior to working with Havana Club, she was a bartender for 8 years, mainly working up in Edinburgh as Bar Manager at award winning Bramble bar. 

Your Havana Grand Prix cocktail recipe needs to have as cocktail base, one of the following Havana Club rums. Learn more about their quality credentials to help you prepare the winning cocktail!

Havana Club Añejo 3 Años

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Havana Club Añejo 7 Años

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Havana Club Selección de Maestros

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Bartender City Bar Cocktail Name
Marios Vlachakis Athens A for Athens The "Modern" Daquiri
Thodoris Konstantinidis Athens Amigos AfroCubanissima
Loukas Leontisis Patra Piccadilly  Recollection
Lefteris Broupis Chania Boheme Elixir Moderno
Akis Papageorgiou Athens Bella Vespa Herencia Secreta
Konstantinos Ristanis Ioannina Spitaki Cocktail Bar  Synthesis 
Nikos Sourmpatis Athens The Clumsies Reyita
Anastasios Tsamis Athens Coyoacan Room 511
Kyriakos Tsitsiridakis Chania Boheme El Cuento De Hadas
Kostas Chatzis Athens Artisanal Sueno Del Prado




Embrace the concept of “CUBA MODERNA” and represent Greece at the Global final in La Habana, Cuba!

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