Karthik V – Confessions of a Bartender

Karthik, SkyyeWhere does he work: Where people want him/her too. The Bar of course. Blimey, Bangalore. Assistant Manager.

My favourite cocktail (and why): Every cocktail I make it with love. Classics coz if these didn’t exist, I wouldn’t have become a BARTENDER…

What kind of a cocktail program do they have:  Classics never die, signature to maintain the consistency.

Craziest thing a customer’s ever done:Everybody is sober until I serve them a cocktail, after that everybody is crazy.

Best tip I’ve got: Not to lose flamboyantness & the confidence.

If a customer offers to buy me a drink, I’ll  If It’s a lady – your place or mine, if it’s a gentleman – let’s do it outside.

My favourite tool is: Cocktail shaker, shaking with a smile.

The best cure for a hangover is: Another cocktail! – Red eye, Bloody Mary

I’d love to have a drink with: My colleagues.

Best drink to order if someone’s on a date is: Would love to make a French 75.

Current Achievements

  • Secured as top 20 in India Finals for Diageo World Class 2014.
  • Secured as Best Mixology Bartender in Bacardi Legacy Cocktail.
  • Competition 2011 & 2014 in Bangalore regional round & National Level Delhi in top 13 in India from Skyye.
  • Secured Second Position amongst 24 contestants in Bangalore at the BMGP
  • Work Flair Bartender Competition 2009 which led me to 6th position in India at the Finals, “SHIRO”