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Belfast bartender to show his skills in Moscow

Michael Patterson, food and beverage manager at Bullitt Belfast, with Laura Shiels, brand manager for Moet Hennessy at Dillon Bass
Michael Patterson, food and beverage manager at Bullitt Belfast, with Laura Shiels, brand manager for Moet Hennessy at Dillon Bass

By Mark McConville

A Belfast bartender is set to join some of the world's top talent at Moscow Bar Show.

Michael Patterson, food and beverage manager at Belfast hotel, Bullitt, departs for a two night stint in Saint Petersburg, Russia from September 4-6 as part of the Moet Hennessy Assemblage Programme.

He was hand-picked by Dillon Bass, owners of the Moet Hennessy portfolio in Northern Ireland, to act as their ambassador.

He will also showcase his own cocktail creation, named 'Jas & Ginger' after the famous Jas Hennessy.

A modern take on the classic sidecar, it is a sharp and sour mix of Hennessy VS, Cointreau and lemon juice, with ginger extract and a Sauternes reduction.

"It's great to have the opportunity to come together with peers from so many parts of the world, as we all come from different backgrounds and there is so much to be learned from one another," said Michael.

"Certain cities are famed for their own unique bartending style, but I have no idea what to expect from St Petersburg. I am really excited to find out what the city has to offer."

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