The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



In memory of Lexie Constantinescu

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


I didn’t know Lexie (Lecsie) well. But that doesn’t matter. Having had the pleasure of spending four days with her in Havana with her for the first Havana Club Club Cocktail Maestros competition, I was drawn to her beautiful smile, gentle spirit and beautiful soul. Everyone was. You couldn’t help it. She had an inner beauty that shone through and touched everyone she came in contact with.

During the time we spent together she was happy, positive and brimming with enthusiasm for the competition and her fellow competitors. She was excited and really looking forward to spending a few extra days in Havana to discover more of the city. Before I left, I remember hugging her tightly and promising to see her back in London. Then the next thing I heard, she was gone.

It’s been two weeks since she passed and I can’t get over it. No one can. I still see that smile, I still feel that hug and still feel her infectious energy. Life can be so bloody cruel and hers was taken far too soon. 

While we wait to hear the full details of what happened, my heart goes out to her family, friends, colleagues and the lovely group of bartenders she connected with during her time in Havana. They are all naturally absolutely devastated.

Pedro has done an amazing job raising funds to bring Lexie home and I hope that the messages of support that he’s received will go some way to show him and Lexie’s family how very special and truly loved she was.

R.I.P lovely Lexie. Your star will continue to shine brightly and you’ll be in my heart always x

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The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)


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