Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Most cocktails made in one hour: Eric Mora breaks Guinness World Records' record
LAS VEGAS, NV, USA -- Erik Mora, a bartender at the Spearmint Rhino in Las Vegas, claimed the title of the world's fastest bartender after breaking the Guinness World Records' record of 1,003 cocktails for the most cocktails prepared in one hour; Mora poured 1,559 drinks in 60 minutes, setting the new world record for the Most cocktails made in one hour,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Newly crowned "World's Fastest Bartender" Eric Mora pours cocktails during his world record-breaking performance. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most cocktails made in one hour by a team is 3,906, achieved by Matthias Knorr, Elena Barnetzki, Anna Knorr and Thomas Weinberger (all Germany) on the set of Guinness World Records – Wir Holen Den Rekord Nach Deutschland, in Europa Park, Rust, Germany.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people cocktail flairing simultaneously for two minutes; it is 101 and was set by T.G.I. Friday's bartenders in an open air event in the Covent Garden Piazza, London, UK. 105 bartenders from T.G.I. Friday's performed a three minute choreographed flair routine which included a 'C-step' - a backward throw & catch of a cocktail shaker.
Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club announced that bartender Erik Mora set a new World Record for the most cocktails made in one hour by pouring 1,559 different drinks.
Mora shattered the previous Guinness World Records' record of 1,003 drinks set by a New York bartender in 2011.
The Guinness Book of World Records' rules were rather strict. In order to qualify for the record, Mora had to pour drinks that contain a minimum of three ingredients, with at least one alcohol, and no cocktail could be repeated.
A bartender at Spearmint Rhino for the past decade, 31-year-old Mora has long wanted to break the most cocktails record.
"I thought about breaking it two years ago and then applied this past January for the Guinness World Record, and now all my hard work has paid off," said Mora.
"I feel like I'm the World's Fastest Bartender."
The event was co-sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka, an imported vodka from Sweden.
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