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Cristiana’s Fabulous Cocktails!

20/07/2021

At 24, Cristiana Pirinu is a bar supervisor, a judge and a mixologist. Today she shares with us three amazing concoctions.

Sometimes hospitality just runs in the family and for Cristiana Pirinu, that is the case. With a part of her family having worked in the hospitality industry, Cristiana was drawn towards bars during her younger days. Born in Bosa, a small village in North Sardinia, Cristiana finished her studies in hotel school and decided to move to London when she was 19. In a big city, away from her family, she overcame a few hurdles.

She continued to keep her head down and work hard, learning and honing her craft and her job became her daily routine. Cristiana’s first gig was at an Italian restaurant where she worked for a year. After that, she got an opportunity to work at Aqua Kyoto and Nueva, which gave her the chance to start working behind the bar. It was the place that gave her the chance to return to hotel life. At The Beaumont Hotel’s American Bar, Cristiana found her groove.

She found the right people on her side, who taught her the tricks of the trade, trained her and saw great potential in her abilities. She started creating her concoctions, making some modern cocktails and putting her own twists on classics. Today, Cristiana works as a Bar Supervisor at the Donovan Bar alongside other mixology heavyweights like ‘maestro’ Salvatore Calabrese, Maurizio Palermo and Federico Pavan.

In 2019, having proven herself as a very able bartender, Cristiana decided to enter Amaro Montenegro’s, The Vero Bartender competition. Her creation, The Seven Notes helped her win the UK phase of the competition and head to the global round of the competition. Along with The Seven Notes, Cristiana Pirinu also has two other beautiful concoctions.

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