Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts shines at the 28th National Bartender Competition 2023

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, reaffirms its commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and creativity in elevating the art of bartending, it celebrates the success of its talented mixologists at the 28th National Bartenders Competition Grand Finale. Demonstrating unparalleled skills and creativity, three exceptional mixologists from Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts competed in regional qualifying rounds, leading them to the highly anticipated Grand Finale.

Dushan Ganegoda, a spirited flaring mixologist representative Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, emerged as the winner in the flaring category for his cocktail named ‘My Dream is Fly.’ Dushan’s captivating performance and exceptional flaring skills wowed the judges, earning him this well-deserved accolade. His winning cocktail, an ode to his aspiration of triumphing as the best Bartender in Asia, highlights the essence of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts – a place where dreams take flight.

Nilushka Dilshan, representing Cinnamon Wild Yala, secured an impressive second place in the Classic Cocktail category. His personal touch and innovative flair shone through his creations, ‘Tuk

Tuk’ and ‘The Life,’ which pay tribute to his own life journey and family. After claiming the title of Deep Down South Region Winner, Nilushka’s creative genius exemplifies the dedication to uniqueness that sets Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts apart.

Mahela Kekulawala, also representing Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, secured third place in the Classic Cocktail category with his masterful creation, ‘Reserve Smokeyo.’ This after-dinner cocktail, exclusively crafted for the male palate, showcases Mahela’s dedication to pushing boundaries and celebrating the essence of Sri Lankan flavours.