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Vasilis Koukias
11 Apr 2017

It’s often intriguing as to what happens to people we meet professionally and what becomes out of them as the years go by. This is the case of Bartender Mixologist Vasilis Koukias who crossed paths with me in Cyprus quite some years ago! Vasilis now with 25 years of experience in the bar industry has a lot to say through maturity and bar wisdom. He worked at Jackson Hall in Kolonaki (1996-2000), in Cyprus at Cream bar, Guru Bar and Pralina (2001-2003), then back to Jackson Hall from Bar manager to General manager. Since 2012 till today he is the mixologist at Kripti bar, Trikala/Greece.

 

 

He has studied various courses and followed an impressive number of seminars and master classes for mixology, barista, art of blending, art of distilling while he has taken part in a number of professional competitions often receiving the first position or respectably a distinguished rank. 

Vasilis, being trained classically and evolving through times to be a modern technique’s bartender has kept the professional ethos to a respectable frame and enjoys a good dedicated audience at Kripti bar. It’s that feeling of being treated when you have such amount of experience and talent behind the bar! It is expressed with respectful service, perfect wording, cool moves and just right drinks.

 

He mixed a few signature cocktails for us

Your love is King’ - Martin Millers gin, ginger water, ginger liqueur, fresh lime juice, cherry bitters (Fee brothers), Peychaud’s bitters.

 

Blue Black - Beluga vodka, North, fresh blueberries, kiwi, caramel Marie Brizard, fresh lime juice.

 

Viper - Woodford reserve, ruby red porto, ammarena syrup, Peter Heering, Angostura bitters, cherry bitters (Fee brothers).



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