Bartenders and mixologists, and general drink slingers have had their comeuppance in recent years, and rightly so as they’re responsible for a fair chunk of the good times to be had in our fair city. Which is why we’re beyond stoked to tell you that Cihan Anadologlu, internationally renowned bartender and Grey Goose Vodka ambassador, will be hitting Sydney for a drinks festival like no other.
Every night from October 19th – 25th, Cihan will be behind the bar at the incredible Blu Bar on 36 in the Shangri-La Hotel as part of Good Food Month, to demonstrate his incredible talent and show you some knock-your-socks-off cocktails from a carefully curated list.
To put it simply, Cihan is the bees knees behind the bar. Not only did he create the cocktails for the Oscars after parties last year (!!), but he’s the first port of call when the top bars in the world need help perfecting their offering. Basically, he’s the guy you want to talk to about this ever-expanding cocktail-loving world of ours… And you can indeed talk to him when he sets up camp at Blu Bar on 36 for a week.
And since this is the best bartender in the world, you can expect amazing things, prepare for your mind to be blown by the mouth watering twists on your favourite classic cocktails. Want a preview? Oh, go on then… Think cacao old fashioneds with crushed cacao beans and an orange twist, or an insanely refreshing daiquiri with grilled limes and a sweet pale ale syrup.
We won’t spoil the rest for you, but you can expect incredible, memorable, and downright delicious things from Cihan, so don’t miss out. Heed our warnings!
The bar opens at 5pm daily. Space is limited, so be sure to get in early and nab your spot at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If it's a more personal experience you want, Cihan will be hosting Blu Bar's weekly cocktail class this Saturday, October 24 from 2pm-4pm, with demonstrations of his Oscar party cocktails, as well as the delicious drinks on offer this week. It's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to ask him all those burning cocktail questions! Tickets are $105, and spaces are limited, so grab yours here.
Image credit: Daryl Kong
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