Award-Winning Traveling Bartender – Eddie Edvinas Rudzinskas aka Cocktails For You
Eddie Edvinas Rudzinskas is a name that needs no introduction in the world of bartending. He is a world-renowned bartender, a professional photographer, and the founder of “Cocktails For You,” one of the biggest bartending communities on social media with almost 1.7 million followers. With his impeccable mixology skills, his passion for photography, and his innovative approach to bartending, Eddie has made a name for himself as one of the most talented and respected bartenders in the industry.
Eddie’s bartending journey began in Lithuania, where he started working as a bartender at the age of 18. He quickly developed a passion for mixology and decided to pursue it as a career. He participated in various bartending competitions and won several of them, including the Silver Medal in the World Cocktail Championships in South Africa in 2014. This achievement brought him international recognition and established him as a force to be reckoned with in the world of cocktails.
Eddie’s passion for bartending and mixology led him to travel the world and explore different cultures and flavours. He became a traveling bartender, working in some of the best bars and restaurants around the world. He also became a professional photographer, documenting his travels and experiences through his camera lens. Eddie’s love for photography and mixology has given him a unique perspective on the world of cocktails, and he has used this perspective to inspire other bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts through his social media platform, “Cocktails For You.”
You can find Eddie on Instagram at @eddie_this_is_my_life and his blog @cocktails_for_you
“Cocktails For You” was founded by Eddie in 2013 as a soul project, but it has since become one of the biggest bartending communities on social media. The platform is a place for bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts to connect, share their knowledge, and learn from each other. Eddie and his team share filmed content from their travels, cocktail recipes, techniques, bar news, and fun videos. The platform’s principle is “by bartenders, for bartenders,” and they believe that sharing is caring. They aim to educate, inspire, and entertain their followers and make the world of cocktails more accessible to everyone.
Eddie is also a coveted speaker at some of the biggest bar conventions and shows in Europe, where he shares his knowledge and expertise with other bartenders. Cocktails for you been nominated twice in the TOTC Top 10 and Top 4 and has won the Best Social Media award at the BCA Bartender Choice Awards in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
The key to Eddie’s shifts is fun, and he believes that the rule of drinks is easy. If you don’t finish your cocktail, they will. Eddie’s approach to bartending is refreshing, and his passion for mixology and photography has inspired countless bartenders around the world. His dedication to his craft and his relentless pursuit of excellence have made him one of the most respected bartenders in the industry. Eddie Edvinas Rudzinskas is a true icon in the world of cocktails, and his contributions to the industry will continue to inspire and educate bartenders for years to come.