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 11th year, the 2019 competition will kick off with a series of cocktail drop in sessions hosted by Metinee Kongsrivilai, UK brand ambassador for Bacardí.
Metinee will travel to Manchester (22 August), Glasgow (6 September) and London (11 September) to meet prospective entrants who are looking to receive invaluable, direct and constructive feedback on their cocktail creations ahead of submitting their entries.
Successful UK entrants will go head to head in regional heats across London, Edinburgh and Manchester throughout October.
For the first time in the competition’s history, the four most promising winners from each city, including two from London, will travel to Miami and Puerto Rico to further inspire their Legacy campaigns.
During the trip, they will explore the history of Bacardí at the Miami archives, a collection of family and company artefacts dating as far back as the 1850s, and the craftsmanship behind the world’s most awarded rum at the Bacardí distillery in Puerto Rico.
The competition has also introduced its newly released premium Bacardí Añejo Cuatro rum as one of the key ingredients bartenders may use to create their ‘Legacy’ cocktail.
Competitors will need to harness their creativity and expertise to produce their own unique cocktail that can stand the test of time and sit alongside classic Bacardí cocktails such as the Original Bacardí Mojito, the Original Bacardí Daiquirí and the Bacardí Old Cuban.
The global final will be held next year in Amsterdam, the home of last year’s champion, Erik Van Beek.
Metinee said: “As always, we’re beyond excited to see what this year’s competition will bring to the table, particularly with Miami, a once in a lifetime trip, and Añejo Cuatro now in the mix (alongside Carta Blanca, Carta Oro and Reserva Ocho Años).
“We hope that these new additions to the competition will help further support, educate, inspire and drive creativity among competitors.”
Watch the 2019 teaser video here.