Suara.com – A bartender is a bar attendant whose job is to mix and serve alcoholic drinks.
Not long ago, as many as 150 bartenders from all over Indonesia were registered to take part in a competition entitled The Ultimate Bartender Championship or UBC.
Illustration of a legendary bar. (Unsplash/Victor Clime)
Of the 150 bartenders who came from Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang and Bali, five people were selected who finally took part in the top competition in Newsdelivers.com.
Coming as the winner was Yogi Ratmaja, a participant from Bali. Yogi said that this year was his second year participating in the UBC event
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“After feeling the uplifting atmosphere and almost winning the ‘Champion’ title in 2022, I am back with the drive to win this year,” said Yogi, quoted from a written broadcast, Thursday (14/9/2023).
In total there are five challenges to prove the competency of the participants in all aspects necessary to become the best bartender.
The five things are the Lightning Quiz or testing knowledge about the industry, and the second is the Pouring Challenge or serving five drinks accurately in a short time.
Yogi Ratmaja, winner of the UBC competition. (Doc. Monkey Shoulder)
In the third round, there is the Nosing Challenge, a challenge that relies on memory and sense of smell to identify five different spirit drinks in three minutes.
In the fourth round is the Table Service Challenge or serving customers with orders without making mistakes.
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And finally the Perfect Serve Challenge or the bartender’s test to make and serve the Monkey Shoulder cocktail, Monkey Sour, as quickly and accurately as possible.
Meanwhile, for Yogi, this competition is not just a competition but also the best test arena for the Bartender Olympics.
Moreover, as the winner, Yogi gets the opportunity to go to South Korea and take part in an international competition in 2024.