Rootside by Jacopo Correnti - Oriole

Once upon a time...

A planet, a planet call Earth.

For thousands of years people were thinking to improve the life-style, changing trees to skyscrapers and country-side to metropolis. People were selfish more and more everyday, social media created a new illusion worlds, fake worlds;

2025 is the actual deadline for a not coming back point of the planet.... that planet where we are living now,

So if I’m here writing down, spending a bit of my time to created a cocktail and telling you a story it’s because the world is stIll alive!

And with this cocktail presentation, using re-usable flask and fresh ingredients, also the bar can help to save what we have.

I would like to make you feel sensible and start to think about small things for the sustainability of this world.... a world call Earth!


Roots Mastic “Vintage Strength”
Mandarin Juice
Golden Grapefruit Juice
Chocolate Bitter
Top-up (15/20ml) Root Beer

Jacoppo Correnti
London - UK

Born In Harbor by Alessandro Governatori - Bar Torino 1860

For this drink, i got the ispiration from my first diktamo taste experience, a long time travel that let me back in time, to my first experiences, when my grandfather, that is my mentor, was teaching me first steps to venture in mixology world.

My grandfather born in 1936, he alredy making cocktails and drinks in 1961 and the thing he loved most was the Rhubarb, i mean, the rhubarb base aperitives.

After the first step, the Diktamo with is earthy notes of roots, let me came back in mind the first thing that i learned and tasted from my grandfather, the shaken rhubar, and then i decided the Diktamo was made it for me and my drink.

The apple from trentino, gives a lovely fine sweetnes and gets fresh my cocktail, while the dry sherry balance it with its acidity.

A Rich taste, enjoyable made with few and easy ingredients.

Born in Harbor shows that the first experiences are the most significant ones, we have to remember them, and continue to do what we love with passion and determination.

These are the things that push us to become who we want and remind us how much beautiful this profession is.

Born in Harbor

Roots Diktamo
Williams & Humbert Pando fino dry Sherry
Thomas Kohl Single Variety Apple Juice

Alessandro Governatori
Corso Garibaldi 59 / Bar Torino 1860
Ancona - Italy

Roots Connection by Nicoló Rossi - Barrier

I took inspiration from the flavours that were part of my childhood, remembering the broth that my grandma forced me to eat everytime she had me at lunch.. after that.. the price was a little candy made with mountain pine raisin.. This is how i found the connection between two flavours that belonged to my roots one hated and one loved, creating a new experience of aperitif. I enjoyed to create this drink as it is a connection of: different flavours, past/present, experiences and feelings!!

Tree to Drink

Roots Mastic Vintage Strength
vegetable broth (“Star” brand name)
lemon juice
Orinoco bitter

Nicoló Rossi
Bergamo - Italy

EvoROOTSion by Gabriele Tammaro - Octavius Bar @ The Stage

My inspiration come from three meanings of Roots:

_ The first one is from my family: in my recipe i decided to use both lemon and orange peels, as a remind to my mother and my father.

So the orange feeling comes from Sicily as my mother, lemon perfumes come from Naples as my father. Origani essentia spray is the meaning of Marriage because reminds me both my parents, is a perfume that follow me from my childhood.

_ The second one is the type of drink: as requested, we will do a twist on classic, so i decided to make a low ABV twist on martini cocktail.

So the dry vermouth is "added" with the double citrus essential oils, adding an orange non-alcoholic spirits, closing with the main ingredient, Roots Mastiha (instead of Gin)

_ The third one is why i choose Mastiha: that's because it's refreshing, it reminds me the feelings of the seaside, some anise and balsamic notes.

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Roots Mastiha
orange peels
lemon peels
dry vermouth
non alcoholic spirit

Gabriele Tammaro
Octavius Bar @ The Stage
Milano - Italy

Prometheus Punch by Davide Leanza - Punch Room at the London Edition

The story is inspired from the legend of Prometheus that dates back to the roots of humanity and Greece.

a story about the man who stole the fire from Zeus to bring it back to humans.

Every ingredient tell part of the story, and roots, the star of the show, represent Greece and the Greek hero who bravely gave the fire to the people.

It's a light refreshing drink for all the moments of the day, very aromatic but well balanced. a drink easy to make and to drink, for everyone.

Prometheus Punch

Roots Mastiha
Amaro Montenegro
Lime juice
Pu-erh tea

Davide Leanza
Punch Room at the London Edition
London - UK

Bella Vista by Tasos Mposkos - The Churchill Bar and Terrace

Bella Vista(Name inspired from one of the most famous and beautiful beaches of Chios)

Greece indeed has a very rich tradition of flavours & aromas. But also greek nature has an incredible variety of indigenous and special ingredients. Given this, Roots have their ‘roots’ on old greek recipes and unique ingredients from the greek nature

One of these liqueurs that gives us the "Roots" is the Mastic of Chios. The Mastic of Chios is a tree that grows exclusively in Chios and is known for its particular and unique flavor and aroma. At the hearing of Mastic of Chios, comes in my mind my childhood that I loved to chew gum and my mother brought me Mastic of Chios after her work because she knew I liked it very much. I could chew Mastic of Chios all day, every day. As a child, however, and only a few hours after that unique flavor and sweetness of Mastic was lost, I threw it and ate a new one so I could relive this experience. Beyond these memories of my childhood and my mother, Mastic of Chios for me means those cold shots at the beach bars and refreshing cocktails on hot summer days on the beaches that I used to have in Greece. Been inspired from the summer life in Greece and my mother's favourite drink, I have maden for you this wine base cocktail. The Mastic of Chios happens to be one of my favorite liqueurs and I use it too much in my creations just like the rest of the products of "Roots" because above all I don't forget who I am and where I'm coming from. Let yourself free and get ready to travel to the experiences and to the things that led me but still drive me here, through my own "Bella Vista" and its unique view as I see it.

Bella Vista

Pinot Grigio
Roots Mastic
Fresh Lemon Juice
Orange Bitter

Tasos Boskos
The Churchill Bar and Terrace
London - UK

The ecstasy of gold by Mirko Salvagno - Il Gallone

This drink was inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, and it’s called “The Ecstasy of Gold”. The name refers to the colour of the small nuggets of translucent resin obtained from the mastic tree. It’s a quick and easy drink to make, full of flavour.

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The ecstasy of gold

Roots Mastiha Vintage Strength
Roots Diktamo
Mediterranean tonic water

Mirko Salvagno
 Il Gallone cocktail bar
Mantova - Italy

GREMITO by Marco Carcatella - Le Malve

Cocktail is a twist on MI-TO ( MILANO-TORINO) i chose this cocktail because it represents the ROOTS of the Italian mixology. So I twisted this drink with a touch of Greece using Mastiha and a touch of Reggio Emilia (which is the city where I was born and where I took my ROOTS) using Amaro Marino that is a liqueur made in Reggio Emilia using some herbs and spices. Base of this liqueur is rhubarb that is a bitter ROOT. Reggio Emilia is a land of rhubarb. So I chose mastiha because is the liqueur which is better with bitter and Vermouth and because is my favourite liqueur. I love it. The drink Is very simple like Is a build cocktail and I joked with the name. The name of the cocktail is GREMITO. GR like Greece, RE like Reggio Emilia, MI like Milano and TO like Torino. Every place is represented by a product into the cocktail. Like the word MITO the word GREMITO had a meaning in Italian.

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Roots Mastiha
Campari bitter
Amaro Marino
Vermouth rosso

Marco Carcatella
Le Malve
Parma - Italy