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WORLD CLASS is the search for the world’s best bartender and aims to raise the bar in the

world of
bartending and mixology. The program is currently running in 26 key cities and will culminate in ‘the
Liquid Oscars’ in July 2009. We will have one competitor representing Dubai and the great cocktail
talents of our city.

Round up for the second stage of the WORLD CLASS cocktail competition
The second category of WORLD CLASS gave bartenders an opportunity to explore the world’s first
Half of the World Class national qualifying stages have already been completed in Dubai. On
luxury tequila – Don Julio. The standard in this round was outstanding and we saw growth in the quality
completion of the category-training and in-house competitions for Tanqueray No. TEN and Don Julio
of the cocktails and the creativity of participants. The Tequila Don Julio signature cocktails showcase
Tequila, winning bartenders from each of the participating hotels and bars were awarded.
this luxury spirit in a contemporary fashion and could be listed at any top bar in the world.
We were very happy to see such a passionate start to the program, and the many newly created
All the great work you are putting in to
Tanqueray No. TEN signature cocktails. Bartenders were able to display their skills and understanding
research and experiment with your cocktails
of this super premium gin in assembling wonderfully fresh and sophisticated drinks.
will undoubtedly help achieve the goal of the
WORLD CLASS program: to raise the bar
of mixology skills and cultivate passion in
Dubai. Keep up the good work and it could
be you representing Dubai at the LIQUID
OSCARS in London this year.

Widely revered as the best, and the most popular selling luxury tequila in Mexico, Tequila Don Julio is
the only choice for savvy spirit-and-cocktail connoisseurs. Beginning with the pioneering agricultural
principles of Don Julio González and his personal pursuit of perfection, Don Julio revolutionized the
tequila industry and set the standard for super premium tequila.

A new international tequila culture has emerged as trendsetters from the most distinguished
cosmopolitan cities – New York to London to Sydney – are appreciating its complexities and versatility.
Whether sipped and savored or enjoyed in drinks inspired by the cocktail revolution, tequila is much
more than just a spirit for quick shots.
ZUMA BURJ AL ARAB

Mexican Old Fashion Julio Jade

60ml Tequila Don Julio Reposado 45ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco
15ml Tamarind Pulp Extract 5ml Pernod
5ml Agave Syrup 30ml Freshly squeezed fennel Juice
2pcs Shisito Pepper 2pcs Lime Wedge
10ml Sugar Syrup
Chop shitsito pepper then stir with Don Julio and agave syrup
together with large ice ball. Muddle all ingredients, shake hard and double strain.

Garnish with a shisito pepper. Garnish with fennel leaf.

Rajan beat off some very strong competition to be crowned category winner for A very intriguing aperitif that has you going
the very cool ZUMA. back for more.

RAJAN WASANTHA

THE PALACE PARK HYATT DUBAI

Fai Bar Don Especial Sunset Experience

40ml Tequila Don Julio Reposado 30ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco
40ml Green Apple Puree 15ml Crème de Cacao
3pcs Mandarin 10ml Agave Syrup
1spn Vanilla Sugar 10ml Fresh Lime Squeeze
Dash Fresh Ground Pepper 15ml Orange Juice
Muddle in a mixing glass, then shake hard and double strain. Shake and double strain. Serve accompanied with
Don Julio dark chocolate jelly cube.
Garnish with caramelized mandarin zest and dark chocolate stick.
Garnish with agave syrup orange crisps.
Chris truly understands the complexity of Don Julio Reposado and has showcased it
in a luxury WORLD CLASS cocktail. The Park Hyatt competition really stood out as one
of the most creative and Miljana showed style to be crowned the winner in
the very close competition.
CHRISTOPHER MILJANA

WESTIN DUBAI

Sunset in Mexico
50ml Tequila Don Julio Anejo

15ml Fresh Lime Juice


15ml Agave Syrup
15ml Blackberry Syrup
Top Champagne
Shake and double strain into champagne flute, top with champagne.
Garnish with a blackberry and orchid flower.
A supremely luxurious cocktail which matches the richness of Don Julio Anejo and
the crispness of champagne.

JOE

THE HARBOUR HOTEL

Reposado Soldier Defense

45ml Tequila Don Julio Reposado


20ml Galliano
20ml Grand Marnier
3pcs Orange Wedge
3pcs Jalapeno slices (no seeds)
10ml Sour Mix
Muddle orange wedges, add all other ingredients and shake hard.
Double strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with flamed orange zest.
Cool name for a cocktail and Dedi’s presentation was great.
DEDI
grosvenor house intercontinental

Julio ‘n’ Roll Carinos

50ml Tequila Don Julio Reposado 50ml Tequila Don Julio


50ml Grapefruit Juice 2pcs Plum
10ml Honey 3pcs Ginger
15cm Lemon Grass 1spn Apricot Preserve
5ml Fresh Lime Juice
Muddle lemon grass and grapefruit juice, add tequila and honey.
Shake hard and double strain. Muddle all ingredients in a mixing glass, shake hard and double strain into
a margarita glass.
Garnish with rim of grated lemon zest and popping sugar.
Stephen has a great knowledge of bartending and is creating superb cocktails like
Wonderfully fresh and enjoyable cocktail that won in a very tight competition this one at Reflet par Pierre Gagnaire.
held at Buddha Bar.

rudy stephen

royal mirage fairmont

Vanilla Don El Tequilero de Jalisco

60ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco 45ml Tequila Don Julio Reposado
20ml Fresh Lime Juice 10ml Heering Cherry Liqueur
20ml Green Apple Juice 1spn Black current jam
10ml Galliano 1pcs Pomelo wedge
1pcs Vanilla Pod
Shake hard and strain into a cognac glass.
Shake and double strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with a strawberry topped with black current jam.
Garnish with a fresh apple slice.
Joseph has made a very sophisticated cocktail that would suit perfectly after a per-
A very nice combination of fresh apple and vanilla work well to fect dinner at the exchange grill.
highlight the fresh agave flavour of
Don Julio Blanco.
sandeep joseph

The address Frankies

Mexican Love Cherry Don Delicio

45ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco 50ml Tequila Don Julio Anejo
10ml Frangelico 10ml Cherry Brandy
5ml Galliano 2pcs Black Cherries
20ml Fresh Pineapple Juice 10ml Agave Syrup
15ml Cranberry Juice
5ml Fresh lime squeezed Muddle Cherries with agave syrup in a mixing glass, add all ingredients and shake
hard. Double strain into a champagne saucer.
Shake and double strain into martini glass.
The natural cherry flavours found in Don Julio Anejo were highlighted in Namal’s
Garnish with pine apple leaf and lime wheel. elegant aperitif cocktail.
Ali was victorious in a very impressive competition held in the stylish NEOS bar.

ali namal

Raffles

Flame on Don

60ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco


3pcs Lime wedge
20ml Fresh lime juice
12.5ml Chilli & Coriander infused sugar syrup
2spn Sweet chilli sauce
Shake hard and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with coriander sprig and agave syrup dispenser.
Lugi works at Crossroads Bar which is the leading specialized
tequila bar in Dubai, his agave dispenser allows his guests to
modify the sweetness of their cocktail.. very cool!
lugiano