Updated: Mar 29
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THE 10TH BACARDÍ LEGACY GLOBAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION SET TO SHOWCASE INDUSTRY TALENT IN MEXICO CITY
BACARDÍ rum celebrates the tenth anniversary of its prestigious cocktail competition, inviting a panel of industry luminaries
to judge the global final on 1st May 2018.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 20 February 2018 – A major milestone in the evolution of one of the world’s biggest cocktail competitions will be celebrated this year when BACARDÍ crowns the 10th winner of its BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition.
Hundreds of thousands will tune in live to join over 200 guests at Mexico City’s Museo Numismatico Nacional on May 1st to see the winner announced. A panel of top talent from the drinks industry, including Alex Kratena, Ivy Mix, Shingo Gokan, Benjamin Padron and Carina Soto Velásquez will decide who takes home the coveted trophy.
“We are beyond excited to be celebrating ten years of BACARDÍ Legacy this year,” says Dickie Cullimore, Global Ambassador for BACARDÍ rum. “For the past decade this competition has given huge support to the careers of hundreds of bartenders by welcoming them into BACARDÍ Legacy’s ‘Gran Familia.’ This unique stable of talent has delivered a raft of new, original and delicious classic BACARDÍ cocktails to bars throughout the world, many of which have left a lasting legacy and will be ordered for many more years to come. We’re thrilled to be bringing ‘Legacy’ to Latin America - a place that exudes the spirit of BACARDÍ rum – for the first time and we can’t wait to welcome our competitors for an amazing week of education, competition and friendship.”
Since 1862, BACARDÍ, the world’s most awarded rum, has been at the forefront of cocktail culture, sustaining its legacy as the mixing spirit of choice in the world’s most celebrated cocktails. The BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition challenges bartenders to create the next generation of classic rum cocktails that will have an enduring popularity; to stand alongside drinks such as the Original BACARDÍ Mojito, the Original BACARDÍ Daiquirí and the Original BACARDÍ Cuba Libre.
Competitors are permitted to use BACARDÍ Carta Blanca, BACARDÍ Carta Oro or BACARDÍ 8 Años for their cocktail and rules dictate that the drinks must have no more than six ingredients and be replicable around the world. BACARDÍ Legacy has become a hugely prestigious competition and is regarded within the industry as a true test for the modern mixologist to not only create a drink that has the hallmarks of a classic, but also to successfully promote it as such, for which they are awarded a third of their marks in competition.
The winner’s reward is unique: a bespoke year of travel, opportunity and experience in which they will serve their ‘Legacy’ cocktail at some of the finest bars in the world, all underpinned by the BACARDÍ global industry network. Current champion, Ran Van Ongevalle, shared his experience so far this year:
“Since my win in 2017, so much has changed. I have travelled with BACARDÍ to New York, New Orleans, Mexico City, Miami, Puerto Rico, Dubai and Berlin; the BACARDÍ network has also supported my own travels currently, allowing me to host seminars and serve my Legacy drink Clarita across India and Asia. I have to stress how amazing it is to be part of the BACARDÍ Family – their global team is like no other and the opportunity and support they create for the bartenders is something unique. I can’t wait to be back in Mexico City to meet the 2018 finalists and help decide who wins this year!”
Former winners of BACARDÍ Legacy will attend the final in Mexico and this unique gathering will allow for reflection on how far their careers have come since winning, as well as the ways in which they have supported and mentored each other before, during and after their wins.
The global final will conclude five days in Mexico’s capital in which competitors will attend immersive workshops led by some of the industry’s finest, prior to two days of semi-final competition. Eight will progress to the Global Final on 1st May. Both days of semi-finals and the Grand Final will be streamed live from the event’s Facebook page.
The 34 competitors will represent the following:
South East Asia
United Arab Emirates
USA (2 finalists)