The Langham, London has announced that Giulia Cuccurullo has been promoted to Head Bartender at the award-winning Artesian bar. Giulia has worked at Artesian since 2018 working her way through the ranks, making her the perfect fit for the role.
Included in the World’s 50 Best, Artesian is renowned for producing creative, forward-thinking drinks of the highest quality. Giulia will be responsible for ensuring these standards are met and pushing the innovation within the wider team to create incredible, world-class cocktails.
Giulia will also be representing Artesian as a brand ambassador within the drinks industry, something she has already been doing exceptionally well for the past three years in drinks and cocktail competitions. To name but a few, Giulia reached the finals of the 2021 Margarita of the Year competition, was the Global Winner of Patròn Perfectionist 2020 and UK Winner in 2019, as well as 2019 Oxley Gimlet London Winner and 2018 Virtuous Cup UK Finalist.
Giulia’s drinks are most recognisable by the simplicity, cleanness, and unique flavours while also having a focus on the importance of sustainability.
Her inspiration comes from finding new and unusual combinations of simple ingredients and making it her own by adding a personal twist.
Her style is elegant and creative while making sure each drink looks beautiful and tastes delicious, leaving customers with a memorable experience they won’t forget.
Her stand out cocktails over the years include the award-winning cocktail for the prestigious bartending competition; Patròn Perfectionist in 2020 called ‘The Bridge’ a serve including a combination of Patrón Silver Tequila, rhubarb cordial, fortified wine blend, tomato water and salt solution, with a finishing touch of edible leather made from the leftover ingredients.
Another, a more recent creation at Artesian for the new menu ‘Connection’, called ‘Treat Yourself 2.0’.
The serve includes the famous summer flavours of cream and strawberry with an unusual twist. Each of the ingredients is washed, including the pink champagne with strawberry and soy yoghurt, and are carbonated together, garnished with a pink powder on the rim, resulting in the most delicious sip.
Giulia’s aim in this new position as Head Bartender is to keep the continued high standards while not forgetting to have fun in either making drinks or drinking them.
Discussing her promotion, Giulia said: “I’m delighted to be promoted to Head Bartender at Artesian. I work with an incredible team, and I’m really excited to see how we can grow and keep getting better after such a long period of forced closure. I’m sure there are very exciting things to come!”