Drink designers EN - 1883 Maison Routin


Drinking something that —at first glance—has no gustatory translation is the primary audacious feature of Drink Design®: tasting a Parisian stroll, the ephemerality of a fiery kiss, the energy of a whirling roller-coaster… Our Drink Designers have only one objective in mind: to shake up the vision of mixology and to probe unknown gustative territories with the help of immersive, intense and memorable experiences.


Mixologists, master syrup makers, baristas, designers, chefs, storytellers… They bring together their talents to combine their vision and know-how to transpose the invisible, the imaginary, the memory… into a new kind of multi-sensory discipline.

Pioneers and accomplished virtuosos in their fields, eternal enthusiasts of mixology in its purest and most creative form, our Drink Designers bring to life through their diversity the values of Drink Design®: creativity in motion, an unrelenting demand for excellence and an overflowing passion to amaze.


Discover their profiles below.


Hélène Miralles


She is the keeper-of-the-flame of a rare skill, one of the last Master Syrup Makers in France. From custom-made collections to limited editions, exclusive flavours and best sellers, Hélène Miralles has been at the heart of 1883’s excellence and creativity for over 30 years.

Discover Hélène

Julie Rothhahn


Curious and dynamic, Julie Rothhahn tastes to deconstruct meaning, to open up avenues of reflection and brings a design to food that helps to digest and escape. She puts her designer’s eye on the edible, which then becomes a material to be modeled, to be staged, to which we give meaning. The food becomes sensitive, sometimes emotional, even transgressive.

Discover Julie

Matthias Giroud


A world-renowned French Chef Mixologist, Matthias is an ultra-creative person who is inspired by the world of nature and the great chefs he collaborates with. A globetrotter at heart, his 360-degree journey is the perfect reflection of his appetite for multi-sensory experiences and the blending of new flavours.

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Nir Chouchana


Nir Chouchana was named “Best young barman in France” in 1998. Since then, he has sharpened his skills and eloquence to share his expertise and his passion for mixology, from cocktails to coffee. Selection of ingredients, complex blends, storytelling, exotic flavours… Nir leaves nothing to chance and practices the quest for excellence as a matter of routine. 

Discover Nir

Mehdi Favri


A curious and passionate multi-talent, Mehdi is a beacon of gastronomy. Drawing his inspiration from shapes, colors and trends, he is a creative culinary artist by nature. Far from resting on his laurels, Mehdi is a visionary chef, always in search of meaning, creativity and explosive ideas. 

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Our Ambassadors

Agnieszka Cieślar


If you’re looking for her, you’ll probably find her at a major international competition somewhere around the world where she amazes and delights even the most discerning palates with her creations and garnishes.


Sparkling, creative and naturally sweet, Agnieszka is THE Polish bartender everyone wants. She lights up the profession with her amazing ideas and creations, supercharged by a permanent audacity and a perfect mastery of the staging and the finishing.


Her leitmotiv? Thinking for hours about original garnishes, perfectly complementing the creativity of her cocktails and their associations. Her pleasure? Immortalizing her often floral and fruity ideas through photography and bringing Drink Design to life in all its forms.


An extraordinary personality to discover through her recipes.



  • 2019 World Cocktail Championship– 4th place – Chengdu, China
  • 2019 22eEdition of Mattoni Grand Drink World Championship in non-alcohol cocktails – 3rd place – Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2018 World Cocktail Championship– 1st place – Tallin, Estonia
  • 2018 Elimination Calvados Nouvelle Vogue– 2nd place – Cracovie, Poland
  • 2018 International German Championship Team Challenge– 3rd place – Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2017 Grand Prix 2016 Polish Bartenders Association– 1st place – Krynica Zdrój, Poland
  • 2016 Lubuski Cup 2016– 2nd place – Toruń, Poland
  • 2016 Calvados Nouvelle Vogue– 4th place – Caen, France
  • 2015 Lubuski Cup 2015– 2nd place – Toruń, Poland
  • 2015 Bartenders Championship Hamilton Beach Cup Poland 2015– 1st place – Warszawa, Poland
  • 2013 Polish Championship of Young Bartenders– 5th place – Darłowo, Poland

Dhan Tamang


He is the champion of Latte Art in its most complex form, but also in its most colorful exercise. Originally from Nepal, his talent is matched only by his humility and his love for hot drinks. Through his inventiveness and perfect execution, Dhan won his first title of nobility at the UK Latte Art Championship where he won, in exceptional fashion, 6 consecutive prizes, paving the way to a whole new destiny.


Author of the acclaimed book called “Coffee Art”, he now works to inspire his community with his ephemeral and original creations. He already has more than 60,000 followers on Instagram. He is also the successful head of his own business, that offers training and products from his expert portfolio.


What he loves most of all? Being behind the bar, putting on his apron and sharing his unbridled passion for his craft with his customers. His inspirations? The places he visits, the paintings he sees, but most of all the encounters he makes: rich in meaning and always a source of new ideas to be developed.



  • Champion UK Latte Art Championship– 6 years in a row
  • World Latte Art Championship– Finalist in 2016

Marcello Gaya


A true bartending enthusiast, and often awarded in his native Brazil for his creations and techniques, Marcello, our ambassador in Latin America, introduces bartenders and cocktail drinkers in his region to the voluptuousness and limitless creativity inspired by 1883 syrups.



  • 2000, 2001, 2002 IBA Brazil Techinical Champion – São Paulo, Brazil ​
  • 2002 IBA Brazil Champion – Curitiba, Brazil​
  • 2013 Absolut Creative Drink Champion – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil​
  • 2013 IBA Brazil Champion of Champions – São Paulo, Brazil​
  • 2014 IBA Asian Cup – Kaoshioung – China ​

Mathias Cusset


The sound of ice cubes is his favourite melody. First a Barman, then a Mixologist (do not tell him it is the same thing!), he learnt and practised the Art of Cocktail making in respected establishments.


He is charismatic, tremendously passionate about his craft and above all wishes to astonish with his sassy creations! Always walking the tightrope, he designs daring compositions using simple but unexpected ingredients for a perfectly balanced taste.


His aim? Create exceptional custom-made experiences! With a head full of ideas and his golden fingers, Mathias is creation made man. He is perpertually in quest of originality and innovative techniques.


A cocktail served on a plate like a fried egg? He has done it! His all-consuming passion pushes him beyond all boundaries. He finds his inspiration in the very core of the ingredients and he will enjoy telling you the story hidden behind his wonderfully emotional creations.

Creating, sharing and passing on knownledge are values proned by this generous Mixologist and shared with 1883, making him our natural Brand Ambassador.



  • 2019 Drink Design Contest France  – 3rd place
  • 2017 One of the Best Apprentice of France (Rhône competition)  – Gold medal
  • 2017 One of the Best Apprentice of France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes competition) – bronze medal