Aleksandr Babaskin

Where do you come from Aleksandr?

I currently reside in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Where do you work?

I work as a bartender at¬†Doctor Ink’s Curiosities.

Could you tell us a bit more about your career in the hospitality industry?

Well … Highlights in the hospitality industry and what makes me stand out among others. I work in a bar and help start new bars all over the country. I provide consulting services: choosing a building, designing a bar, buying equipment, inventory, dishes and glasses, recruiting and training, and of course making cocktails. Now I’m consulting a new project that we plan to launch in June 2018. The last month before the start of the new bar is the most exciting and tense time, but this time gives me the most pleasure, I really love to participate in the birth of a new bar. Also when I see surprise or delight or joy on the faces of my guests – it gives me pleasure. I always try to surprise guests with their drinks. My cocktails are quite often unusual and they help me stand out among others.¬†

Why do you think you have what it takes to become the new Glassologist?

I strive to be the next winner of the Glassology competition because my design has a new idea, it is able to combine a drink and food into one position in the restaurant menu. The barman gets a new opportunity to create a cocktail, now the barman composes a cocktail and chooses an ideal snack, which widens the palatable scale and enhances the enjoyed for the guests in his bar. I serve a cocktail with appetizers to my guests in my bar. This idea received many good reviews among my guests. The design of the glass is very unusual, like its idea. The cocktail is very unusual, like its creator. I hope the judges will appreciate this mix from the unusual and I will be able to please my guests with unusual cocktails in unusual glasses.