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Patrón Perfectionists 2021-22

The pursuit of perfection is something practiced by "perfectionists" so is an apt name for a competition designed to find and celebrate the best cocktail and its bartender creator. Patrón Perfectionists has grown to be one of the foremost bartending competitions and now, in 2021 simplicity is the key to perfection as the competition seeks cocktails that can easily be replicated by home bartnders.

With so much of the world either still in lockdown or under the threat of returning to it, the first round of Patrón Perfectionists is about cocktails that can be replicated in any bar or home bar, anywhere in the world.

Those bartenders that make it through to the final will have the chance to elevate their recipes with no restriction (within reason) as to what ingredients they can use. Some may decide that "simple is beautiful" and so stick with their original entry. The comparison between the simple and elevated versions of the same cocktail will be one of the things that set this Patrón Perfectionists competition apart.

Voting by your peers and your guests

This year, for the first time, the discerning drinking public and fellow bartenders alike had the opportunity to vote, so influencing the cocktails and their respective bartenders that will go through to compete in the final, to be held at Hacienda de Patrón in January 2022 (subject to any Covid restrictions).

Global finalists

The votes cast decided three of the finalists with seven more selected by a professional panel of judges in each market.

The ten finalists in each market (announced 27th July 21) had up to eight minutes to present their cocktail to a panel of judges who decided the bartender from each market that will go onto the final in Mexico.

Here you'll find the global finalists and their winning cocktails. Check back over the next few weeks as more national finals get underway and global finalists announced.

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