Welcome to Just Shake or Stir!

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Hello, Cocktail Lovers!

Thank you for showing interest in my website and want to find more about Just Shake or Stir!

LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF:
My name is Georgi Petrov, a professional bartender, mixologist and cocktail consultant.
I start my bartender career in 1995 in a small bar and dinner with live music. At this time I never thought I’d be doing it for all these years.

FORWARD A FEW YEARS LATER,
and I was a member of the Bulgarian Bar Association (BBA). While competing and being involved more deeply into the industry, I established myself as one of the top bartenders in the country.

During my bartender career in Bulgaria, I worked with many brands as consultant and train many bartenders. We had a great time, and life was beautiful, but I needed a change.

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In 2006 I stopped everything and joined a Cruise Ship as a bartender to explore the world, meet new people and find a new adventure.

FOR 6 YEARS OF CRUISING,
I made new friends for life and visited incredible places around the world. In 2009 I moved officially to the UK, and in 2011 the cruising life came to its end. After a few years on land, settling down with my family, I am back to one thing I genuinely love. And this is not other, but creating cocktails, mixology, consulting and serving delicious drinks.

2019 CHANGE EVERYTHING:
In September 2018, I started Just Shake or Stir as an Instagram hobby to share my knowledge, passion and love for cocktails. At this point, I didn’t know or expect to become so popular so quickly.

2019 WAS INCREDIBLE SO FAR:

  • With many semi-finals and finals on cocktail competitions. I compete for UKBG, Giffard Liqueurs, Chase Distillery, Amaro Montenegro, Angostura, Cut Rum, to name a few.
  • Diageo WORLD CLASS Competition – one of the Top 100 UK bartenders
  • My cocktail MOON RISING created for Russian Standard Vodka won an official cocktail for THE BLUE MOON FESTIVAL.

Throughout 2019 I start working with many companies, consulting, creating cocktails and shot product photography. Now, the next step is to put all together and present it as videos fo my YouTube channel.

WHAT’S NEXT:
The plans are big for 2020. Will be concentrating on filming, teaching and starting series were (maybe a book) introducing distilleries, products and brands. The idea is to add more about their history and behind the scenes.

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The joy of creating cocktails never stops. Recently I start working on some ideas for 2020 and where #justshakeorstir is going.

I will reveal more in time and when the plan of action is more clear for me. However, one of the steps I am taking is to create more spirit-based cocktails with good balance and much classic look.

With this in mind, I prefer to take a few days extra when building a cocktail instead of trying to post one each day.

So, today I am going to a few brilliant spirits in their own rights and of course one syrup to tide up everything nicely together.

This cocktail is more liqueur oriented with wonderful flavours of fruits 🍓🍇, flowers 🌹 and citrus 🍋 all sharing an equal part in the mix.

A perfect slow sipper for you to enjoy before dinner or during a nice cocktail evening.

15 MINUTES LATER

- 15ml Barsol Pisco
- 15ml Lanique Liqueur
- 15ml Bols Strawberry Liqueur
- 15ml Pallini Limoncello
- 15ml Monin Bergamot Syrup

Stir with lots of ice and serve in a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated rosebud. Enjoy!

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The festive season slowly picking up and we all start looking at different ways to capture it in our cocktails.

As much I wanted to start on December 1st, I had a busy start of the season.

Writing a new cocktail menu for a bar, training the bar staff, putting December 🎄 specials in another bar to name a few. Not to mention setting up my photo studio for #christmasfamilyphotoshoot

Finally last night I had some free time to enjoy and what better way but sharing a lovely warm coffee cocktail with my wife.

So, when you want to share a moment with someone I suggest to try this amazing coffee cocktail. The cocktail is named after the beautiful Sonata for two Pianos in D major by one and only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

SONATA FOR TWO

- 40ml Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur
- 10ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin Liqueur
- 100ml Lavazza Delizioso Espresso
- Whip Cream with Monin White Chocolate Syrup
- 1 Scottish Shortbread Biscuit with Toffee Pieces

Pour the liqueurs in your glass. Add the freshly brewed coffee. Toped up with the whipped cream, sprinkle some chocolate powder and garnish with the 1/2 biscuit. Enjoy 😉

#festivecocktails #coffee #coffeecocktail #sloegin #mozartliqueur #darkchocolates #whitechocolate #shortbreadcookies #mixology #justshakeorstir #bartender #warmcocktails #sharedrink #whipcream #chocolateandcoffee
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🍋🍋🍋🍋 One week ago I receive a Mystery Box from @monin_europe contains two bottles of syrup. Since is Mystery Box Challenge I left the box on one side till I am ready to open and find out what’s inside. The time arrived and was ready to open the box.
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The challenge is to open the box and create a cocktail with one or both of the mystery bottles inside. Check my stories☝️to see the full process from opening to creating the cocktail.
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My mystery flavours are Pumpkin Spice and Bergamot. After tasting, brainstorming and creating the cocktails my wining bottle is Bergamot. The syrup brings lovely citrus, herbs, floral and woody aromas on the nose. When you taste it you have a wonderful balance of sweet, citrus, sour and even a slightly bitter taste.
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Whit all this in my list and my love for citrus and the refreshing cocktail I have created a wonderful, bright and well-balanced cocktail to celebrate the citrus flavour and bring some sunshine to our day.
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CITRUS GARDEN

- 30ml Angêlus Sherry Brandy Liqueur
- 15ml Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur
- 15ml MONIN Bergamot Syrup @monin_europe - 60ml Orange, Clementine & Pink Grapefruit Juice
- 1 Egg White

Shake everything vigorously with ice till well chilled and strain into a coupe glass. Cut fresh lemon wedge and gently grill with handheld burn torch to help release the aromas from the citrus and the lemon peel. Garnish with the lemon wedge and enjoy.
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#monin #moninmysterybox #cocktail #craftcocktail #bartenderlife #ginlovers #ginstagram #ginsour #drinkstagram #liqpic #brandymelville
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What do you do with you empty @patron tequila bottles?

If you didn't think 🤔 then I have a small idea for you. Simply make a cocktail with your last measure of tequila and enjoy.

For my cocktail, I am making a yummy 😋 riff on a cocktail called ’PINK PANTER 2’

A lovely refreshing mix to sip when you watching your favourite series for example.

Have a lovely week #drinkstagram

PINK PANTER 3

- 30ml Patron Silver Tequila @patron
- 30ml Campari Bitter @campariuk
- 30ml Cointreau Liqueur @cointreau
- 30ml Blood Tonic Cordial @vintagecordials
- Top up with a flat lemonade

Shake everything but the flat lemonade. Pour in your bottle (preferably chilled) and too up with flat lemonade. Garnish with red fruit 🍓 and serve with an eco-friendly straw @mybmbu

#tequilacocktails #patrontequila #patron #campari #camparicocktail #justshakeorstir #bartender #barlife #bartenderlife #mixology #cocktails #lovetequila #cocktailoftheday #cocktailarts #cocktailartists
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