Giulia Cuccurullo appointed as Head Bartender at Artesian, The Langham

The Langham, London has announced that Giulia Cuccurullo has been promoted to Head Bartender at the award-winning Artesian bar.

In her role, Cuccurullo will also be representing the bar as a brand ambassador within the drinks industry, something she has already been doing for the past three years in drinks and cocktail competitions. In the past, Cuccurullo has reached the finals of the 2021 Margarita of the Year competition, was the Global Winner of Patròn Perfectionist 2020 and UK Winner in 2019, as well as 2019 Oxley Gimlet London Winner and 2018 Virtuous Cup UK Finalist.

Cuccurullo’s drinks are known for their simplicity, cleanness, and unique flavours while also having a focus on the importance of sustainability. Her inspiration comes from finding new and unusual combinations of simple ingredients and making it her own by adding a personal twist. Her style is elegant and creative while making sure each drink looks and tastes good; leaving customers with a memorable experience.

Her stand out cocktails over the years include the award-winning cocktail for the prestigious bartending competition; Patròn Perfectionist in 2020 called The Bridge, a serve including a combination of Patrón Silver Tequila, rhubarb cordial, fortified wine blend, tomato water and salt solution, with a finishing touch of edible leather made from the leftover ingredients.

Another, a more recent creation at Artesian for the new ‘Connection’ menu called Treat Yourself 2.0 includes the famous summer flavours of cream and strawberry with an unusual twist. Each of the ingredients are washed, including the pink champagne with strawberry and soy yoghurt, and are carbonated together, before being finished with a pink powder on the rim of the glass.

Discussing her promotion Cuccurullo comments: “I’m delighted to be promoted to Head Bartender at Artesian. I work with an incredible team and I’m really excited to see how we can grow and keep getting better after such a long period of forced closure. I’m sure there are very exciting things to come.”

Included in the World’s 50 Best, Artesian is renowned for producing creative, forward thinking drinks of the highest quality. Cuccurullo will be responsible for ensuring these standards are met, as well as pushing the innovation within the wider team to create incredible, world class cocktails.