The Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition is back, with entrants being sought across the UK to create a new “legacy” cocktail to stand the test of time.
Now in its 10th year, the high-profile competition will hold regional heats to find its UK finalists who will go through to the national final in Amsterdam in October. One UK winner will then travel to the global final in Mexico City.
The competition is supported in the UK by a series of workshops led by Bacardí rums’ UK brand ambassador Metinee Kongsrivilai and global rum ambassador and rum expert Ian Burrell, aimed at educating and inspiring bartenders looking to enter.
The first set of workshops were held in Leeds, Birmingham and London throughout August with two more due to take place at The National & Sixty6 in Belfast on September 11 and The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on September 13. To sign up for the workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition seeks to find a Bacardí rum cocktail with the greatest potential to establish itself alongside classics such as the Mojito or Daiquiri. The recipe can use Bacardí Carta Blanca, Bacardí Carta Oro or Bacardí Ocho Años Reserva.
Bartenders can sign up to compete by clicking here. Entry must be before October 1, 2017.
Metinee said: “We’re very excited to see what this year’s competition brings to the table. There have been some truly outstanding cocktails produced through Legacy and we are in no doubt that this year will be any different.”
Each workshop, has been broken into three parts, looking at:
- The History of Rum Classics: From the Rum Punch through to the Daiquiri, looking back to some of these great libations will inspire bartenders to create their own cocktail that can be remembered for decades to come.
- How Not to Win the Legacy Competition: Ian Burrell gives insight into some of the classic mistakes that are made by bartenders when competing in the Bacardí Legacy competition, giving bartenders insight they may not have previously considered.
- Tasting the Liquids: To look deeper into the cultural and production differences, bartenders will be able to sample a few different styles of rums. This is designed to help competitors decide which of the three expressions of Bacardí they will use to create their own cocktail.