Monday, January 31, 2011
Make Cocktails, Will Travel
Hello from Sunny Miami!
As a cocktail slinger, its been my pleasure and honor to be one of 3 semi-finalists from New York in the 2011 Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. In between beach time and cocktails at the Florida Room, I will compete for the US title and a chance to compete in the International finals, which will be held in Spain. Yes. The goal of the competition is to create the next iconic Bacardi cocktail such as the Mojito, Dacquiri and the Rum & Coke. We were also asked to present the inspiration for the cocktail and its marketability.
The Grand Prize winner will get an all expenses paid trip to 5 major cities around the world to bartend (and get paid) at the top cocktail bar under their Master Mixologist. Along with that, Bacardi will create a global marketing campaign dedicated to the winning cocktail.
In 2010, I had it set in my mind that I was going to be traveling throughout 2011.
I wish my fellow competitors Rob Fuentevilla of both PainkillerNYC and Mayahuel and Brian Matthys of Compose Bar the best of luck as we represent New York and beyond.
I’ll post my cocktail and its inspiration after I win #GAME
For more info on the competition click: www.legacycocktail.com
And for an amazing collection of cocktail videos click: Bacardi True Originals
At your Service,