Winning Cocktails - 2020-21
Winning Cocktails - 2020-21

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Winning Cocktails - 2020-21

The Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition always straddles two years with competitors around the world competing in their national competitions one year while the global final follows in the next year. Like so much else in life, the Covid-19 pandemic led to the 2021 final, scheduled to be held May 2020 in Miami, to be postponed.

The final, eventually held virtually, revealed eight bartenders selected from the original 39 national finalists. These Grand Finalists presented their 'Legacy' cocktails via video to a panel of judges in London at the end of June 2021 who awarded Praphakorn Konglee the winner with his Out of Sight cocktail - the second consecutive to be won by a bartender from Thailand.

The two runners-up were Adam Dow from Australia and Max Curzon-Price from Canada.

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Winning cocktail: Out of Sight

Glass: Coupe
Garnish:Basil leaf
Method: MUDDLE pineapple in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
20g fresh Pineapple
45 ml Bacardí Carta Blanca
3-5 fresh Basil leaves
10 ml Yoghurt
10 ml Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
10 ml Agave syrup
Bartender: Praphakorn Konglee at Find the Locker Room bar in Bangkok, Thailand.


Runner-up: The Golden Rule

Glass: Old-fashioned
Garnish: Spritz of rose water & a red rose petal
Method: SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block).
50 ml Bacardí Carta Blanca
20 ml Honey syrup (1:1)
20 ml Lime Juice (freshly squeezed)
4 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Bartender: Adam Dow of Dead Ringer bar in Sydney, Australia.

Plight of the Bumblebee

Glass: Old-fashioned
Garnish: Grapefruit zest twist
Method: SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a chunk of block ice).
45 ml Bacardí 8 Year Old Reserva Ocho
7.5 ml Lemon juice
7.5 ml Martini Bitter
22.5 ml Honey syrup 1:1)
22.5 ml Grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
Bartender: Max Curzon-Price of the Botanist bar at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.