Top 12 Regional Winners will Advance to National Showcase in Miami
BACARDI, the world’s best-selling and most awarded rum, along with the Greater Boston Beverage Society, will kick off the Legacy Cocktail Competition during the Boston Cocktail Summit, challenging bartenders around the country to create a truly great cocktail that will represent the U.S. in the global final. The Boston Cocktail Summit will celebrate the culture of the cocktail with three days of events, parties, trade exhibits, educational seminars and galas with proceeds supporting the newly established Greater Boston Beverage Society.
Now in its fourth year, the BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Competition is a chance for the best contemporary bartenders to create a balanced, refreshing, appealing and enduring drink that will become as celebrated as historic cocktails such as the BACARDI Mojito and BACARDI Daiquiri.
“Every year, the BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Competition discovers so many outstanding recipes from exceptional bartenders, and the competition seems to be pushing bartenders to be more and more creative each year,” noted Alberto Dias, senior brand manager, BACARDI rums. “I look forward to this year’s first round of frontrunners in Boston and the 150th Anniversary celebration to follow. No doubt it will be another legendary party.”
Developed by the BACARDI U.K. brand team, the competition has grown to become a world-renowned event, with regions from the U.S., U.K., Africa, EU and Asia participating in the 2013 event. The top 12 Regional “New Legacy Cocktails” will advance to the National Showcase in Miami, hosted by industry leaders and held in front of a specially invited audience of leading bartenders, bar professionals and media. At the Showcase, three cocktail presentations will be crowned the “New Rum Legacy Cocktails”, and the winners will win a VIP trip to the BACARDI Catedral de Ron, the largest premium rum distillery in the world, hosted by Maestro de Ron, to present their cocktails in the final national exposition. The final winner will move on to the global competition in May 2013.
Following the cocktail competition, BACARDI will host a 150th Anniversary celebration. The party will be reminiscent of the brand’s origins in Cuba and will be set in the 1920′s era complete with classic cocktails, cigars, Cuban music and dancing.
Fri., Oct. 5 th
5 – 8 p.m.: BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Showcase
8 – 11 p.m.: BACARDI 150th Anniversary party
Both events will be located at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.