Generating Good Times in Copenhagen

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Written by: Skye

Copenhagen is definitely up there with one of the “cosiest” cities I have visited, with its exquisite parks and lakes, a buzz of people biking in every direction and lovely little cafes and shops, it makes you instantly feel welcome and at home. The amount of history the city holds is also something that makes it a standout city for me as it is very different to anywhere I’m used to back in Australia!

The last week staying at Generator has been surreal, and the perfect first stop on our journey! The fresh and new feel that the hostel radiates, the incredible staff who are always friendly and there to answer questions and the super tasty food! I love how central it is and how easily I can bike to the main tourist attractions! It is also very handy to have a gym directly underneath to work off all the delicious food. The massive selection of bars and cafes around the area, the ultra friendly staff, trendy interior, and clean rooms makes Generator an ideal place for our bartending trip.

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Having a seriously cool rooftop terrace, management was wise to throw a party there. A ton of people made it out there – way more than I had originally expected. Everyone was very keen to take advantage of the free Hendricks Gin cocktails and they were open to try these unique cocktails, created by none other than Generator, Copenhagen’s bar manager and expert mixologist Henrique. I didn’t hear a bad word about either of the cocktails with everyone seeming to love both of them, making me quite nervous towards the end as to who would win! Although luckily my cocktail “My Dear Rose”, or as I wanted to rename it “Skyefall” won! It held a lovely fresh taste with ingredients being Hendricks Gin, Rosemary, Lime Juice, Grapefruit Juice and Elderflower Syrup. It was especially popular with the ladies, also probably because aesthetically it was very elegant.

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Working at Generator was the perfect first shift out of European Bartender School, allowing Jesper and I to put everything we had been working hard for the last 4 weeks into practice. We also worked at Ruby, the worlds 22nd best bar and my favourite moment to date. Making the most creative and unique cocktails from Ruby’s new seasonal menu was great! If I had to choose a worst moment, it would have to be the many times I nearly stacked it on my bike. I thought I wasn’t too bad on bikes, although having not ridden one for quite some time, it turns out I’m a little out of practice. It also doesn’t help that you Europeans drive on the other side of the road, so I may have nearly died a couple of times, but oh well­ what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger hey!

As I write this we are actually sitting at the airport and soon to board a flight to our next destination – Dublin. I must admit that I’m very excited! I’ve secretly always wanted to visit Ireland and now I have the chance. I’m most looking forward to visiting the Tullamore Distillery but also being apart of Generators “beer cocktail competition”. It’s going to be rather challenging creating a cocktail with a beer base, but I have faith that Jesper and I will be able to do it our very EBS-way.

I’m coming for you Generator Dublin!

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