• Where: Dulo MNL, 4992 P. Guanzon, Makati, Metro Manila
  • When: October 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Entrance: Get 1 stub for a cocktail (P250) and 1 stub for a cocktail shooter (P150) to enter the event

Cocktails taste better when you’re drinking it for a cause! Invite your friends and join us for a night of fun and drinks at DrinkManila’s first Bartender Throwdown, a series of celebrity bartender guest shifts where two teams fight to be the Celebrity Bartenders of the Night.

DrinkManila Bartender Throwdown is a series of bar takeovers where DrinkManila mentors take a group of drink enthusiasts, train them, help them concoct signature serves, and pit them against each other in a cocktail battle bar shift to raise funds for the benefit of The Red Whistle, a collaborative platform supporting People Living with HIV and AIDS through various media awareness campaigns.

The first leg in the exciting DrinkManila Bartender Throwdown series showcases superbod celebrities as they make their bartending debut at DULO MNL in Poblacion. The two teams practiced their flair bartending moves with guidance from Liquid Concepts mentors Larry Guevarra and Sharleen Antonio and trained their palates to mix cocktails with the help of DrinkManila’s resident mixologist Icy Mariñas.

Meet our contenders:


The Sexy Beaches teams up Century Superbods 2018 winners Angel Jones and Jules Aquino. Watch them whip up tropical cocktails influenced by the sun, surf, and sand.

Jules Aquino and Angel Jones

Angel Jones a.k.a. “The Hot Ex-Girlfriend”  is a fitness and self-love advocate. She’s a fixture in many ad campaigns, events, TV shows, and even your dreams. This gorgeous diva is a former band member of the popular ‘90s band Kulay and hot momma to superstar Tony Labrusca. Yep, we can only wish we look as good as she is when we turn 40!

Liquid Concepts mentors Larry Guevarra and Sharleen Antonio training Angel and Jules
DrinkManila’s resident mixologist Icy Mariñas with Angel during the mixology mentorship

Jules Aquino a.k.a. “Sporty Stud” is the grand winner for 2018 Century Tuna Superbods alongside Angel. This 25-year-old graduate of Sports Science from UP Diliman is the captain of Adidas Runners Manila and is a loving dog dad to pup Skyler. He occasionally graces the runway or magazine pages but spends most of his time being an athlete and coach.


Gods of the Arena is the team of sexy hunks Cris Lomotan and Miguel Lasala. Get a taste of their delightful cocktails inspired by the gladiators of Capua. Their sweet and unassuming cocktails pack a punch and a kick!

Liquid Concepts mentors Larry Guevarra and Sharleen Antonio training Cris and Miguel

Cris Lomotan a.k.a. “Mr. Outkast” is a model/actor/entrepreneur who caught the eye of many with his acting stint in the hit TV series Imortal. More than just a pretty face and a hot bod, Cris has branched out to the world of apparel and founded Outkast Paradigm, a lifestyle streetwear line. This fitness and lifestyle influencer can crack you up with his adorable, funny antics.

Miguel and Cris making their perfect serve

Miguel Lasala a.k.a. “Hot Son of a Gun” is a member of the PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines) making him a runway and editorial mainstay. He recently branched out as a new business development manager and financial advisor; he makes sure that your financial future is secure. A social media influencer with style and substance, he can assess your financial needs any time and is definitely someone we would want to invest in.

Vote for your favorite team by buying their cocktails, the crowd’s favorite will win the challenge. Each group will be presenting one cocktail (P250) and one cocktail shooter (P150). As an entrance to the event, get one stub for a cocktail and one stub for cocktail shooter available for sale during the event. You can buy as many stubs as you like as support for your favorite teams. Guests can also participate in a silent auction of an exclusive SelvaRey bottle signed by Bruno Mars.

A Bruno Mars signed bottle of SelvaRey Rum will be auctioned during the event

DrinkManila Bartender Throwdown (Celebrity Edition) is brought to you by VASST Exchange International Inc., MONIN Philippines, Bevtools of Drinkka.com, Dulo MNL, and The Red Whistle. For reservation, please contact 0995 018 4904. For updates follow us at @DrinkManila and check out the hashtags: #DrinkManila #DMThrowdown #TheRedWhistle. Download KUMU app on Google Play and Apple Store and view the livestream of the event on October 9.

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