London’s Awesome Mahiki Pop-Up Bar in Rio!

London’s Awesome Mahiki Pop-Up Bar in Rio!

MissMalini
Georgi Radev
Georgi Radev
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar

So I must admit I was saving the best for last :) for the first three nights in Rio we ended up at the Mahiki pop-up bar created at the Copacabana Palace by CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka as part of the Diageo Reserve World Class event. But this was no ordinary pop-up bar, it was a replica created by the owners of the original tiki bar in London with all the bells and whistles flown in from Europe! I made friends with bartender extraordinare, Georgi Radev (who’s originally from Bulgaria!), and proceeded to have a major blast there three nights in a row with pictures to prove it! :) xoxo

Mahiki cocktails
Mahiki cocktails
Copacabana Palace
Copacabana Palace
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Gillian Rilley (Global Marketing Manager - Ketel One and Ciroc at Diageo)
Gillian Rilley (Global Marketing Manager - Ketel One and Ciroc at Diageo)
Rachel Chan, TIm Judge and MissMalini
Rachel Chan, TIm Judge and MissMalini
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
MissMalini and Georgi Radev
MissMalini and Georgi Radev
Mahiki cocktails
Mahiki cocktails
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
MissMalini at Mahiki
MissMalini at Mahiki
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar

Hot Bar Chick, I loved your gold and silver nails, HOT!

Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
 Rudy Paoli, Managing Director Diageo Reserve
Rudy Paoli, Managing Director Diageo Reserve
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Chris Pulicicchio, Addie Chinn and Camper English
Chris Pulicicchio, Addie Chinn and Camper English
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Shivam Misra and Mahesh Mathai
Shivam Misra and Mahesh Mathai
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Mahiki pop up bar
Georgi Radev
Georgi Radev

Bar far one of the coolest things about Mahiki was the live percussionist and the creative cocktails. Seven new CÎROC signature serves premiered at the club, all masterminded by Mahiki’s trail-blazing bartenders, including;

Marc Bernhard (Chief Commercial Officer at Diageo)
Marc Bernhard (Chief Commercial Officer at Diageo)
Mahiki cocktails
Mahiki cocktails

1. CÎROC–o–LADA:  The ultimate holiday cocktail! A Blend of CÎROC Coconut, coconut cream, fresh pineapple and lime served in a real pineapple.

2. CÎROC Mahiki Treasure Chest: The original pirate booty. CÎROC vodka, brandy and peach liqueur, shaken with lime and sugar and topped with lemonade. Served in a real treasure chest!

Treasure Chest
Treasure Chest

3. CÎROC Cabana Spring Punch: The perfect beach party cocktail! CÎROC vodka with elderflower and fresh lemon.

4. CÎROC–o–Nut Grenade: An explosion of taste, CÎROC Coconut mixed with passion fruit, lime, sugar and water served in a fresh ice cold coconut!

Lauren Bajdala-Brown (PR Manager, Reserve GB) and Sandrae Lawrence (Editor The Cocktail Lovers)
Lauren Bajdala-Brown (PR Manager, Reserve GB) and Sandrae Lawrence (Editor The Cocktail Lovers)

5. CÎROC on the Beach: Tropical twist on the classic. CÎROC vodka shaken with peach liqueur, pineapple and guava.

6. CÎROC Blood Orange: A match made in heaven, CÎROC and freshly squeezed blood orange juice.

Mahiki cocktails
Mahiki cocktails

7. CÎROC French Connection: An amazing mix of CÎROC, pineapple juice and the special French raspberry liqueur Chambord.
*This one was my fave!

French Connection
French Connection

What is Mahiki?

Well aside from oodles of fun Mahiki in a traditional Polynesian themed tiki bar with tropical cocktails and island grill tapas. Mahiki was set up in 2005 by Nick House & Piers Adam with two goals in mind; amazing innovative cocktails and the most fun bar & club on the planet! The word “Mahiki” derives from a traditional one, meaning entrance to the underworld and as you enter into Mahiki you transport yourself to a Polynesian paradise! Above all, Mahiki is a fun, unpretentious please that serves the best cocktails in an original exciting format.

Georgi Radev
Georgi Radev

If you happen to be in London make sure you drop in and tell Georgi I said “Hi” :)

Psst! Perez Hilton’s had a party there last night! #justsaying great bloggers think alike?!

Mahiki
Mahiki

Mahiki: 1 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, GB.
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website: www.mahiki.com