The Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition is back with an even broader global reach for 2019, with contestants hailing from more than thirty countries.
The Bacardí-owned tequila brand is looking for bartenders who demonstrate respect for craftsmanship, attention to detail, an unwavering commitment to perfection and want to see these values brought to life through their cocktail creations and presentation.
Entries opened yesterday, on 7 May, inviting participants from all corners of the globe, including the UK, US, Mexico, Middle East, Canada and Australia and many markets in between, to submit their Patrón Tequila-based cocktail recipes.
All 22 winners will travel to Mexico in January 2020 to compete in the global finals week. The grand finals are to be hosted at the home of Patrón Tequila, Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico.
Lee Applbaum, chief marketing officer for Patrón Spirits International, said: “Having reached the fifth year of this competition, it is a testament to the ever-increasing creativity of bartenders across the world and a consistent interest in demonstrating their passion through Patrón Tequila.
“Patrón Perfectionists is more than a competition, it is a journey that we take each and every bartender who enters on. The aim is that they leave as inspired as we are, if not more, by handcrafted tequila.
“I am so looking forward to seeing how the entrants this year will showcase the craftsmanship and sheer perfection that goes into every bottle of Patrón Tequila.”
Last year Yeray Monforte from Dr Stravinsky in Barcelona, Spain took home the Patrón Perfectionist crown.
Yeray said: “What an incredible journey – I am so thrilled with this victory and the resonating title in the industry as well as a great reward for the commitment and the passion that led me through the research and creation of my perfect Patrón cocktail.
“From submitting my entry to competing in front of the judges during the final, the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition has been an unforgettable experience.”
Pictured: Yeray and last year’s Patrón Perfectionists finalists.