A Two-Night Affair of Italian Charm: Lorenzo Politano’s Guest Bartender Shift at Junior The Pocket Bar and The Store


Nestled in the heart of Rome, the Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, recently played host to a captivating two-night event that unfolded with the finesse of Italian charm. Renowned bartender Lorenzo Politano, hailing from the esteemed hotel, took center stage for a guest bartender shift spanning Junior Pocket Bar and The Store. Over two unforgettable nights, Lorenzo showcased his artistry, using exceptional spirits such as Kujira Whisky, Seara Vodka and Okinawa Gin to weave a narrative of unparalleled mixology.


Lorenzo Politano: Maestro of Mixology

Lorenzo Politano, celebrated for his creativity and precision in the world of mixology, brought a touch of magic to the Aleph Rome Hotel. With a reputation for pushing the boundaries of cocktail creation, Lorenzo’s two-night stint promised a journey through the realms of Italian and Japanese spirits, leaving a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to be in attendance.

First Act, Junior The Pocket Bar: The enchanting ambiance of Junior The Pocket Bar set the stage for the opening night of Lorenzo’s guest bartender shift. The intimate and stylish venue provided the perfect backdrop for a night of innovation and sophistication. As patrons gathered in anticipation, Lorenzo took them on a sensory journey, expertly crafting cocktails that paid homage to Italian traditions while incorporating a modern twist.

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Kujira Whisky, Seara Vodka and Okinawa Gin:  Lorenzo’s choice of spirits for the evening remained impeccable, with the spotlight on the exquisite Kujira Whisky, Seara Vodka and Okinawa Gin. The smoothness and rich flavour profile of Kujira Whisky, coupled with the delicate balance of botanicals in Okinawa Gin, formed the foundation for his artistic creations. Each sip promised a harmonious dance of Italian and Japanese influences, creating an experience that transcended traditional boundaries.

Transition to The Store: As the first night at Junior The Pocket Bar came to a close, the anticipation for the second act heightened. The following night, Lorenzo seamlessly transitioned to The Store. Here, the stage was set for a continuation of the mixological journey, with  Lorenzo’s creative prowess taking center stage once again.

Over the course of two nights, Lorenzo Politano continued to captivate guests with his artistry, crafting cocktails that were as visually stunning as they were delicious. From inventive aperitivos to bespoke creations, each cocktail showcased his ability to push the boundaries of flavour and presentation.

Lorenzo Politano’s two-night guest bartender shift at Junior The Pocket Bar and The Store was a celebration of Italian charm that left an indelible mark on the guests fortunate enough to be part of this extraordinary experience. With the exceptional spirits Kujira Whisky, Seara Vodka and Okinawa Gin as his companions, Lorenzo not only crafted cocktails but curated a symphony of flavours, seamlessly blending Italian and Japanese influences. As the echoes of the two-night affair lingered in the air, it was evident that Lorenzo Politano had created a lasting legacy of hospitality, proving that when Italian charm meets Japanese craftsmanship, the result is nothing short of magical.


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