Last week, Pano Govatsos won the Long Drink category at the HORECA show in Athens with his version of the Skyfall cocktail, including Giffard’s Abricot du Roussillon premium liqueur.
The James Bond books and films have always been about living on the edge with extremes of wealth, power and danger. However, many of the cocktails are simple classics that have stood the test of time. From the films Bond is probably best well known for his Vodka Martini, “shaken not stirred” but the original Bond cocktail is the Vesper, which the agent claims to have invented in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel, Casino Royale. Bond instructs the barman, “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel. Got it”?
The Skyfall martini was invented for the world premiere of the movie by renowned mixologist, Erik Lorincz. A native of Slovakia, Lorincz is now the head bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy London and was one of the Daily Telegraph’s 15 Amazing Talents of 2012 competition. It is a great cocktail and Pano Govatsos version was beautifully made and he will now go on to compete in the prestigious IBA World Cocktail competition, in Prague, this August.
Pano Govatsos winning Skyfall recipe:
- 2cl Fresh lime
- 3cl Organic cane sugar
- 2cl Passion Fruit Ponthier
- 5cl Stolichnaya orange flavour Vodka
- 2cl Apricot Du Roussillon Premium Giffard
- Garnish: star fruit, passion fruit, mixed berries, fresh peppermint, pineapple leaves.