Sai

Bartender

) Sai

Awakening the senses and provoking a burst of flavors with each one of my cocktails is my daily challenge.

My passion is creating cocktails that are unique and different. I enjoy preparing something tailored to each individual’s personality and mood.

I am from India. In the midst of pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, I realized it didn’t fulfill me. My cousin was living in New Zealand and invited me to join him there, where I started working as a bartender. I soon discovered that making cocktails was my true passion. I began competing in small competitions and I enjoyed the experience of meeting people from different cultures that shared my passion.

My dream was to have my own bar, which I opened in October 2015. I truly enjoy welcoming people from around the world and creating something special for them, a mix of flavors and aromas that will awaken their senses.
Travelling inspires me, sparking ideas for my signature cocktails—with which I merge different cultures to create sophisticated drinks to savor and enjoy.

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One of Sai’s preferred cocktails is the Diplomatico Old Fashioned, an elegant cocktail that is easy to make.

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Ingredients:

  • 60 ml / 2 oz Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 7,5 ml / 0.25 oz Sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange zest

Glass:

Old Fashioned

Garnish:

Orange Zest Twist / Maraschino Cherry

Preparation:

Combine Reserva Exclusiva, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters and orange zest in a mixing glass with large ice. Stir vigorously and strain into an old fashioned glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with orange zest twist or Maraschino cherry.

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