People may think that nursing and bartending are two worlds apart, but they’re not. They are both professions whose practitioners strive to look after people, to always have a smile, and to make you feel better. Our guest was about to follow the path to nursing, if he hadn’t found himself behind the bar.
Vasilis Kyritsis is known well beyond his Athens neighborhood. Not only was he winner of the Greece Diageo World Class Competition, but The Clumsies, the bar he co-owns, is currently ranked 6th Best Bar in the World, and has won a slew of other awards.
I met him many years ago at Tales on Tour in Edinburgh where I waited like an eager teenager to meet him after a session. Since that time, he has been my friend and go-to for all things drinking related in Greece.
On today’s episode, we discover:
- How The Clumsies prepares for serving 2000 cocktails a week.
- How Vasilis uses Greek Spirits in cocktails
- Why Vasilis launched Otto’s Athens Vermouth
- How to make his Athenian Spritz
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