BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition | Olympic Games for bartenders
Within a couple of days there will be a lot of stirring and shaking during the eleventh edition of the BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition. The competition challenges bartenders from all over the world to design an original BACARDÍ rum cocktail with no more than 6 ingredients. The competition will be held in Amsterdam this year, with the final on Tuesday 14 May. These Olympic games for bartenders will start on Saturday 11 May with an introduction and workshops.
The semi-finals and the Grand Finale can be followed live via the BACARDÍ LEGACY Facebook page.
Also in this article the recipe for last year’s winning cocktail, created by Eric van Beek!
The world’s largest cocktail competition
The BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition was created to challenge bartenders to create a modern cocktail that could stand the test of time, such as the now famous Mojito, Daiquirí and Old Cuban. Since then, the competition has become one of the world’s largest cocktail competitions, receiving thousands of entries every year. This year 43 bartenders are competing. But whoever takes the prize home, each of the participants wins a place within the growing BACARDÍ LEGACY ‘Gran Familia’.
BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018 | “Te tengo cariño”
Last year the prize was won by none other than the Dutchman Eric van Beek. Eric is Bar Manager at 6-star hotel TwentySeven and won the competition with the Cariño, inspired by the Spanish term, ‘te tengo cariño’ that refers to love and companionship. This year he will be part of the 4-person jury team. The Dutch Raysa Straal follows in his footsteps, she makes her debut in the competition with her cocktail ‘Envious’.
Are you up for a challenge? | Cocktail recipe
Make the winning cocktail ‘Cariño by Eric van Beek’, yourself!
2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
1/5 part Yellow Chartreuse
1 1/5 part Greek yogurt
4/5 part vanilla syrup
2/5 part lime juice
Preparation: shake and serve over a large piece of ice.
Glass type: Coupette