Cocktail: Eviva | Bartender: Christos Tirzlakis

Eviva means life… We usually use this word to celebrate life while we raise our glasses in every special occasion accompanied by Zivania.

“Eviva 3” is our “Modern National drink of Cyprus” based on local ingredients such as Zivania , that matches perfectly with Olives based on our tradition. With this highly impressing mix, I combine “thyme honey” and some citrus kick of fresh squeezed lemon juice. The sparkling wine on top gives a smoother way to the boozy character of Zivania! As a final touch the garnish of Cypriot smokey olive delicacy called “Olivestone” aimed to expand the ultimate culinary art of Cyprus in one bite!
A different version with similar taste is the “Eviva Ziva” that has a smokey touch (instead of sparkling wine we use peat whiskey)… I proudly present you my drinks, Eviva 3 and Eviva Ziva !!!

Cocktail: Eviva | Bartender Atlas

4,5 cl Zivania
2 cl Thyme Honey (dilute with water to the ratio 1:1)
2 cl Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
3 Dashes Olive Bitters

Shake…strain and put it in a short glass with fresh ice.
Top up with a sparkling wine.
Garnish with a Cypriot smokey olive Delicacy


Christos Tirzlakis
My name is Christos Tirzlakis and I was born in Cyprus. I work at Madane bar in Limassol City for the last 4 years. I started my career as a talented drinker outside of the bar enjoying my drinks but I was complaining all the time! So today I am on the other side of the bar as professional bartender and I am not complaining anymore because I serve my self better than other did! Ahahahah.... 🙂
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