Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Recipe for Success

When Shekhar Grover won the title of Best Cruise Line Bartender in the Diego Reserve World Class competition, he was tested on different aspects of his craft, creativity and bartending knowledge. Shekhar excelled in the bar arena and wowed judges with his signature serve inspired by this year's Mediterranean theme.

Royal Caribbean's Shekhar is
Diego Reserve's
Cruise Line Bartender of the Year
The cocktail he served was the French Royale featuring Ciroc Vodka. Here's his recipe:

  • CIROC Vodka
  • Sauternes Dessert Wine
  • Fresh Grapes
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Creme De Cassis

  • Muddle fresh grapes in a Shaker Glass, add fresh lime juice and sugar syrup
  • Then add CIROC Vodka and dessert wine.
  • Add a splash of Creme de Cassis and cubed ice.
  • Shake all the ingredients well and double strain in a chilled martini glass

Glassware: Martini glass

Garnish: Cassis infused skinned black grape (soak overnight)

Shekhar Grover is a Lead Bartender aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.

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