As part of the Athens Bar Show, Global Vodka brand elit has found its 2022 Martini Master in UK bartender Arturo Burzio representing Scarfes Bar at Rosewood.
Competing against some of the best bartenders in the industry from 10 countries (United Kingdom, France, Austria, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Mexico), Burzio was able to bring the perfect sustainable martini to life and unearth the future of the classic cocktail.
The finals, held at two Michelin-starred restaurant Delta, saw some of the best bartenders in the world compete in challenges designed to showcase and test their cocktail skills, knowledge and creativity.
Each of the 10 finalists showcased their interpretation of the perfect sustainable martini presented to a panel of esteemed judges, including Ago Perrone of The Connaught Bar, Sandrae Lawrence from Cocktail Lovers, Maserati MSG Racing’s Edoardo Mortara, and elit brand ambassador and awards-winning bartender Jack Sotti.
Upon winning, Arturo said: “This has been an incredible experience, I can’t believe I’m the 2022 elit Martini Master! There were so many amazing drinks it could have been any one of us who won. I’m looking forward to celebrating and excited for the next 12 months.”
Damian McKinney, CEO of Stoli Group, commented: “All of our finalists showcased incredible talent, initiative and innovation. They truly blew us away with their creativity and craft, but Arturo really nailed the brief. We’re delighted to have him become our 2022 elit Martini Master, and we’re really looking forward to working with them in the year ahead.”