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No. 1376 Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai
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Shanghai, November 8,2017––Internationally acclaimed bartender Erik Lorinczwill takeup residence at The Ritz Bar & Lounge in The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai for five nights from Tuesday, November 14 to Saturday, November 18 as part of the hotel’s Movers & Shakers guest bartending series, in partnership with Thirsty Work Productions and Summergate Fine Wines & Spirits. The Library at The Ritz Bar& Lounge will feature a pop up bar, where Erik will shake up his signature cocktails.

Erik was born and raised in Slovakia and began his career straight out of school, working in bars in the capital, Bratislava. He then moved to London in 2004 to further his career and learn English, going on to work his way up the career ladder via a number of Japanese bars and hotel bars. In 2010, Erik won Diageo World Class, the first in a long list of honours that have also included being namedBartender of the Year by Conde Nast Traveler US andBest International Bartender at Tales of The Cocktail’s Spirited Awards.

Some of Erik’s most interesting achievements include creating a cocktail to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, being a consultant and head bartender for Petra Ecclestone’s lavish wedding, a consultant on the casino scene for the James Bond film Skyfalland working with Cartier to create a signature cocktail for a product launch. Still based in London, Erik is currently the head bartender at The American Bar,the number one bar in the world according to the ninth annual World’s 50 Best Bars ranking from Drinks International.

For his residency atThe Library, Erik will be creating four of his signature drinks and showcasing the skills that have seen him become one of the most recognisable faces in the industry. These four cocktails will feature Teeling Irish Whiskey, Delamain, London No.1 and Beluga Noble Russian Vodka from theSummergate Fine Wines & Spirits portfolio.

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