Bartender Made Cocktails – Sparkling Syko

27th March 2023

Bartender Made Cocktails Sparkling Syko

This article is made in collaboration with Akila Chamod, an amazing Bartender in Dubai.

The Cocktail that you are about to make is one of Akila Chamod’s Signature Fizz Cocktails, which he makes at Sofitel Dubai The Palm, in Dubai.

Let’s Meet The Bartender!

“Me, I’m Akila from Sri Lanka and I live in Dubai. After the pandemic when I decide to change my career, Ryan Gemino was the guy who made me a bartender. I haven’t been a bartender for too long, it’s just around fifteen months and today I’m standing as a head bartender at one of the celebrity restaurants in the palm.

I’ve completed 5 years in hospitality and still, I’m learning, I will never stop learning while in hospitality. Day by day new things will come.

My favorite cocktail is Old Fashioned”Akila Chamod

What was the inspiration behind the Sparkling Syko Cocktail?

“Sparkling Syko is a cocktail that we can offer as an appetizer coz it has Aperol and it will whet your appetite. Also, it’s a simple cocktail that we can make, nice to enjoy outdoors coz it will give you refreshment with figs and Champagne. The reason to put the name “Syko” is the word that they called for fig in Greek.” – Akila Chamod

The Recipe For Sparkling Syko


  • Absolute Vodka
  • Aperol
  • Fig Jam
  • Passion Fruit Purée
  • Cinnamon Syrup
  • Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • Edible Flowers

How To Make The Sparkling Syko Cocktail

  • Place the following ingredients into a shaker
  • 40mls Absolute Vodka
  • 20mls Aperol
  • 1tsp Fig Jam
  • 20mls Passion Fruit Purée
  • 15mls Cinnamon Syrup
  • Shake, then double strain into a coupe glass
  • Top up with your Laurent Perrier Champagne
  • Then Garnish with some Edible Flowers

Images belong to Akila Chamod. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.