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Meet Our Trainer - Marcelo Pellejero Ledesma

Marcelo shares his favourite drinking spot in Montevideo.

My name is…

Marcelo Pellejero Ledesma

My role is….

Diageo Bar Trainer & SMIRNOFF® Brand Ambassador

I’m based in…


I’ve worked in the industry for…

25 years

Happiness in a glass…


I love working with…


Latest best experience…

Last week I had the opportunity to distill my own gin with Global Brand Ambassador for TANQUERAYTM, Stephanie Jordan.

Top tip…

Less is more when it comes to creating recipes. Think about the mixers, beverages, dashes, bitters and garnish.

If you’re visiting Montevideo, Uruguay, or just looking for inspiration, check out this bar…

Dakota Steakhouse & Bar

Opened in 2013, Dakota Steakhouse & Bar is the first steakhouse in Montevideo and it’s the perfect place to enjoy an excellent BBQ style meal with friends and family. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and efficient. However, what makes this restaurant special is its varied bar and cocktail menu.

The drinks menu offers a mixture of classic cocktails, frozen cocktails with fresh fruit and exciting new creations from the bar’s adventurous bartenders. One of the bartenders, Damian Silva, won a national competition for the best mojito and now he is in the running to be the next WORLD CLASSTM Uruguayan bartender.

Dakota Steakhouse & Bar is definitely worth a visit for anyone who wants to enjoy an excellent cocktail in a friendly atmosphere.


40ml SMIRNOFFTM Coconut Vodka

30ml Almond liquor

30ml Vanilla syrup

15ml Banana liquor

15g Fresh pineapple

5 Basil leaves

2 Roasted almonds

METHOD: Macerate the pineapple and the fresh basil leaves put in a shaker with the rest of the ingredients. Shake it and strain in a glass full of crushed ice. Garnish with 2 almonds and a cocktail umbrella.

(2.5 standard drinks*- 2.7 units per serve)

Drop by at… 21 de Setiembre y Luis de la Torre, Montevideo

Find out more at… www.dkdakota.com


Like at… www.facebook.com/dkdakotamvd

(*One standard drink contains 8g of alcohol)

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