May 9 2017  |  Catering

Air France to offer cocktails created by Ritz bartender

By Melissa Silva

Beginning this July, Air France will be offering exclusive cocktails created by Colin Field, head bartender at the Ritz, to customers traveling in the La Première cabin on the 777-300 and A380. The cocktails on offer will be renewed every three months using basic ingredients such as calvados, cognac or Armagnac, apple juice and champagne.

Colin Field has been named "Best Barman in the World" by Forbes magazine twice — in 1997 and 2004

This exclusive collaboration is part of Air France’s tradition of offering French-style service that highlights French know-how and culture to provide its customers with a unique experience. The 1,150 flight attendants servicing La Première will be trained to prepare the cocktails, in what will be a homage to the history of their profession, as at the end of the 1920s, Air France began recruiting staff from luxury hotels like the Ritz to service its cabins. 

About Colin Field

Born in 1961 in the UK, Colin Peter Field knew he wanted to become a bartender when he went on a trip to Paris at the age of 14. Eight years later, he won the silver medal for the Best Barman in France and the silver medal for Best Bartender at the Martini World Championships. In 1994, Colin Peter Field became Head Bartender at the Ritz. Twice named "Best Barman in the World" by Forbes magazine in 1997 and 2004, he has become one of the ambassadors of his trade, by creating the Bartender category in the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” contest in 2009.



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