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Olympic Casino’s bar lady Krista Meri won international cocktail competition

Posted on 17. May 2012

The international cocktail competition of the 34th Bled Cup took place from May 15 to16 inthe Slovenian town Bled with 31 participants from various countries.

The Estonian representatives were bar ladies of Olympic Casino Julia Risuhina and Krista Meri, the World Champion of 2007. Krista and Julia were named as the Estonian representatives after they won the second and third places in the extremely competitive Estonian Barmen’s Championship.

The competition lasted two days and featured two categories: Before Dinner Cocktail and Fancy Drink. The overwhelmingly best Before Dinner Cocktail was mixed by Krista Meri, who was also the overall winner of the competition. She is currently the only Estonian to win the title of the World Champion (in Taiwan in 2007). On the second day the World Champion of 2010 Mario Hofferer from Austria was the winner of the Fancy Drink category, but he could not top Krista in overall points and thus Olympic Casino’s bar lady Krista Meri was declared the winner of Bled Cup.

Krista’s winning cocktail Champagnita:

•Bombay Sapphire Gin 3 cl

•Don Padrino Almond liqueur 0.5 cl

•Bols Peach 0.5 cl

•Monin Pomme Verte syrup 1 cl

•Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial 3 cl

• A sprig of blueberries and some apple for decoration.

EBA was founded in Viru Hotel on May 26, 1994. There have been annual EBA championship competitions since 1995 and the winner represents Estonia at the international World Cocktail Championship starting from the year 2000. EBA has been a full member of IBA since 1999.