10th National Panizo Cocktail Contest

Type: Championships

Destilerias Panizo is a family business with a long tradition in the sector of alcoholic beverages (spirits and marc).

The 10th National Panizo Cocktail Contest will be held this year during the 33rd Salón Gourmets.

Bartenders and professional sommeliers wishing to participate will have from Monday, January 21 to Thursday, February 21, 2019 to register a maximum of two cocktails per contestant.

Each cocktail may be an aperitif, digestif or long drink and shall consist of a maximum of 6 products including dashes and a minimum of two distilled spirits and may not contain more than 7cl. of alcoholic product. The cocktail´s main distilled spirit must be from the Panizo brand.

The contest shall consist of two phases. In the first phase, the Jury shall assess from amongst all those registered the different ingredients, their presentation and how easily the cocktail is prepared. The ten that achieve the highest score will go on to the grand final, which will take place on Monday, April 8 at 16:30 p.m. in the Salón Gourmets.

This year, the members of the Jury are:

  • Pepe Dioni, Presidente Mundial de IBA (International Bartender Association)
  • Pablo Martín, President of UAES (Union of Spanish Sommeliers Associations).
  • Custodio L. Zamarra, Madrid Sommeliers Honorary President.
  • Marcelino Rodríguez, Food critic.
  • Carmelo Pérez, Former maître d'hôtel at Zalacaín.
  • Nan Ferreres, Director of CETT Barcelona (University School of Hospitality and Tourism).
  • Mayte Lapresta, Director of Sobremesa Magazine.
  • Javier Pérez de Andrés, Journalist.
  • Ramón Ramírez Fresneda, President of FABE (Federation of Spanish Bartenders Associations).


The constestants selected for this edition have been:

  • Francisco Javier García Cantero, con su cóctel "Sherry Panizo" (Cádiz).
  • Gorka Narciso Lerchundi, con su cóctel "MissMorujito" (San Sebastián).
  • Leonela Suárez Mieles, con su cóctel "Apple Panizo Fizz" (Gran Canaria).
  • Salvador Bastida Bononad, con su cóctel "Orujo Tropical" (Valencia).
  • Lorena Somalo Herrera, con su cóctel "Loreta Panizo" (Logroño).
  • Sergio Paz Domínguez, con su cóctel "Sweet Ground Panizo" (Cáceres).
  • Antonio García Doblas, con su cóctel "El Placer de la Vid" (Málaga).
  • Juan Carlos Morán Iturmendi, con su cóctel "Sangre de León" (Oviedo).
  • Alain Rios, con su cóctel "Zamora Colada" (San Sebastián).
  • Miriam París González, con su cóctel "Leprechaun" (Palencia).


Address: Real, 89
Town: camarzana de tera
Postcode: 49332
County: zamora
Region: castilla y león
Country: Spain
Phone number: +34 980 649 195
Pavilion: 4
Stand 4G18