Alessandro da Silva, hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been working at the Westin Grand Cayman for a year as the resident Mixologist. He has been instrumental in creating our craft cocktails list for both the Catboat Bar and the Beach House Terrace, many of which have become guest and staff favorites. He competes regularly in various cocktail competitions, and recently he competed in the “World Class” competition. To compete, da Silva had to go through a series of courses on how to use certain spirits – Don Julio Tequila, Johnnie Walker Scotch, and others in cocktails. One day is a tutorial on a certain product, then the next day there is a competition. He certainly made Westin prowed, as he placed 2nd and 3rd at 2 of the competitions. (Out of 9 participants).
Being Brazilian, you can see a bit of Brazilian influence in his cocktails. He loves to work with Tequila, Mezcal & Cachaca, and has been spicing up our drink menus with creative recipes. Check out pictures from the competition below: