Vasilis Kyritsis

Co-founder of the World Famous Clumsies

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Vasilis Kyritsis has been involved in the drinks industry for over 14 years and considers bartending as the most creative job in the World. He has worked behind iconic Greek bars such us Pere Ubu, Eclipse, Aperitif and The Gin Joint, and was also nominated as ‘Top10 international bartender of the year 2017’ at Tales of the Cocktail Competition, New Orleans. In 2012 he was announced Bartender of the Year in Diageo World Class Greece competition, and represented his native country (Greece) in the Global Finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Since then Vasilis has followed a series of seminars, trainings and mentoring all over the world by some of the most recognised Spirit experts in the industry. He has also become one of the co-founders of internationally acclaimed The Clumsies Bar in Athens. Together with his business partner, they were behind the Otto’s Athens Vermouth project as well as The Clumsies Original Cocktails (mixed and bottled to be enjoyed anywhere).

In its opening year, The Clumsies Bar gained a place in the top four of the Tales of the Cocktail best new international bars awards and it reached number 22 in the World’s 50 Best Bars competition, 2015.

In 2016, The Clumsies were placed in the final four of the Tales of the Cocktail Best International High-Volume Bars and climbed to the 9th spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars competition.

The bar has now consistently been placed in the top ten of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars for the past four consecutive years, twice reaching 6th place (2017 and 2019). In 2018 the flourishing bar was named The Best International High-Volume Bar by Tales of the Cocktail.

Vasilis Kyritsis has been involved in the drinks industry for over 14 years and considers bartending as the most creative job in the World. He has worked behind iconic Greek bars such us Pere Ubu, Eclipse, Aperitif and The Gin Joint, and was also nominated as ‘Top10 international bartender of the year 2017’ at Tales of the Cocktail Competition, New Orleans. In 2012 he was announced Bartender of the Year in Diageo World Class Greece competition, and represented his native country (Greece) in the Global Finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Since then Vasilis has followed a series of seminars, trainings and mentoring all over the world by some of the most recognised Spirit experts in the industry. He has also become one of the co-founders of internationally acclaimed The Clumsies Bar in Athens. Together with his business partner, they were behind the Otto’s Athens Vermouth project as well as The Clumsies Original Cocktails (mixed and bottled to be enjoyed anywhere).

In its opening year, The Clumsies Bar gained a place in the top four of the Tales of the Cocktail best new international bars awards and it reached number 22 in the World’s 50 Best Bars competition, 2015.

In 2016, The Clumsies were placed in the final four of the Tales of the Cocktail Best International High-Volume Bars and climbed to the 9th spot in the World’s 50 Best Bars competition.

The bar has now consistently been placed in the top ten of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bars for the past four consecutive years, twice reaching 6th place (2017 and 2019). In 2018 the flourishing bar was named The Best International High-Volume Bar by Tales of the Cocktail.

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Ottos Athen’s Vermouth
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Le Cocktail Connoisseur
Vasilis Kyritsis: The CLumsies (Athens)
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Mixology Magazine
EUROPEAN MASTERS OF BARTENDING: VASILIS KYRITSIS
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The Cocktail Lovers
Vasilis Kyritsis: Lesson two on the four P's of Japanese bartendingu
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