India is about to witness an extraordinary wave of mixology excellence as Dushan Zaric, the Founder of the renowned New York bar – Employee’s Only, brings his legendary International Masterclass to India for the first time only at Elephant & Co.
Pioneering this remarkable event is “Cocktails of Tomorrow,” a recently launched cocktail consultancy company that has taken the initiative to reshape the future of mixology in India. Committed to enhancing the skills and ambitions of bartenders in an ever-evolving industry, the Cocktails of Tomorrow team envisions a future where every drink becomes an experience, and where innovation reigns supreme.
Dushan Zaric, a maestro in the cocktail industry celebrated for his extraordinary expertise in crafting exceptional cocktails and providing unforgettable bar experiences, is now bringing his unparalleled knowledge to India through this transformative masterclass—a first-of-its-kind opportunity in the country. His insights promise to captivate anyone passionate about mixology and bartending.
Elephant & Co., an esteemed partner in this venture aims to enhance India’s cocktail culture. Their unwavering commitment lies in supporting Indian bartenders and nurturing growth within the bar community.
“Over the last seven years, Pune has given us so much love, welcomed us with open arms, celebrated all the good and bad of their life with us. Their support helped us get recognized and we want to give back to the community that has given us so much. To do this, we have been creating skill-growth opportunities by top industry experts to expose Pune bartenders to world-class training.
Bartending is getting more and more technical. But at ECO, bartending has never been about just cocktails. All successful bartenders know that service is such an integral part of being a great bartender. We believe bartenders should not just be good at what they do, but also see their own value, take pride in their craft, connect with guests, and have the courage to chase bigger dreams. We reached out to Dushan because we want the bartenders to dream bigger, and he is one of the classic examples of what can happen if you put your heart and mind into becoming better at what you do. In this masterclass, he will extend the knowledge of mastering vital skills and teach how wholeheartedly embodying the essence of a successful bartender, mixologists can realize their true potential. It is an honor for us to be a part of this nationwide endeavor for the bar fraternity “says Karan Khilnani, Partner at Elephant & Co.
“India’s cocktail culture is a canvas of endless possibilities, blending tradition and innovation. I’m thrilled to embark on this journey with the Indian bartending community, where the true essence lies not just in the bar but in the bartender, creating unforgettable moments of hospitality and raising the global cocktail standard. I am glad to be doing this with Cocktails of tomorrow and Elephant and Co.” shares Dushan Zaric, Founder of Employee’s Only.