Emma Crisp heading to elit Vodka’s Global Cocktail Competition Final in Athens

Emma Crisp has been announced as an elit Martini Master’s finalist as part of elit™ Vodka’s latest global cocktail competition.

As a 10-time platinum award winning vodka and advocate of social responsibility, elit Vodka launched its global cocktail competition in May, partnering with the best bartenders in the industry from 11 countries (United Kingdom, France, Austria, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Australia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Mexico) to bring the perfect sustainable martini to life and unearth the future of the classic cocktail.

Emma from Australia, will be heading to the grand final to go head-to-head with the best bartenders from around the globe at Athens Bar Show on 7th November 2022, hosted by award winning bartender and Global elit Martini Master Ambassador, Jack Sotti, for a money can’t buy prize.

The winner will become the Global elit Martini Master and will visit three Formula E events during the 2023 racing season, receiving the opportunity to present their winning drink at elit’s events during race weekends. Formula E aspires to accelerate change towards an electric future, one race and one city at a time. Using the spectacle of sport, they are sending a powerful and meaningful message to help alter perceptions, with elit Vodka fully aligned with spreading the word off the track.

Emma’s winning creation achieved the judges’ three necessary criteria: Sustainability, Performance and Perfection, and showcased the Five T’s of a perfect sustainable martini: Trend, Technique, Taste, Temperature and Tall Tale.


Inspired by the unique and thorough filtration process in Elit Vodka, The Seafarer seeks to hero an ingredient that is a natural filter itself, improving the environment around it by absorbing waste and more carbon dioxide than it produces. An ingredient that is sustainable in the day and age of rapid consumption with our growing population. This one such ingredient – Seaweed, specifically Kombu, lends a rich umami base for Elit Vodka. With it’s delicate sweetness and acidity, the sea-air foam contrasts the intensely savoury, creating an aromatic and visual resemblance to the sea itself.

Glass: Nick + Nora
Garnish: Acidified Mead ‘Sea-Air’ Foam, side of Caper Berries
Method: Pour batch into N+N from freezer set at -4. Using a tablespoon, scoop the foam delicately on top of the cocktail. Continue until there is a soft peak, just above the rim of the glass.  
(80ml Batch)
37.5ml Elit Vodka
7.5ml Adelaide Hills Dry Vermouth
10ml Clarified Kombu & Coastal Honey Brine
25ml Filtered Water

Emma, Group Beverage Manager, at Si Paradiso and El Grotto commented: “It was an absolute pleasure competing against and meeting some of the most talented bartenders in Australia last night. I can’t stress how thankful I am to the brand for putting on such a wonderful event and the judges for taking the time out of their schedules for us. It was great to have a platform to have a meaningful conversation about sustainability, something that everyone’s obviously taking seriously now.”

Jack Sotti added: “As elit Martini Masters’ Global Ambassador, I’m incredibly lucky to experience the talent that this competition is championing first hand. It’s fantastic to be able to work with bartenders across the globe and get an insight into their perception of the future of sustainability in our industry.

“Emma’s sustainable martini recipe met our judges’ criteria perfectly. A very well-deserved finalist, we look forward to seeing how Emma performs in the global finals and how her sustainable martini helps change the future of the martini in the industry – and contributes to a more sustainable future. We wish them the best of luck!”

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Photography:  Bill Chen Photography.