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The BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition gives each participant the opportunity to showcase his or her creations and have the chance of their drink being crowned the next BACARDÍ Legacy cocktail. The competition is open to both long and short drinks. The most successful cocktails will be those that have the most appeal and are easy to replicate.

If you would like to enter BACARDÍ® Legacy then you will find a link to entry form at the bottom of this page. However, before completing the form please read the rest of this page carefully as it contains:

  • Entry Requirements
  • Cocktail Criteria
  • How to Participate
  • Judging Criteria
  • Terms & Conditions of Entry
  • Link to entry form

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For a bartender to enter BACARDÍ® Legacy, (a) they must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time that they enter the Competition; and (b) the place at which they work must meet the following criteria, the final fulfillment of which will be determined by the sponsoring company, Bacardi, in its sole discretion:

• It must have a bar with permanent availability of the BACARDÍ® Rum variant used in the BACARDÍ® Legacy cocktail created.

The previous BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition national champion will be ineligible to enter the following BACARDÍ® Legacy Competition. They will however be able to compete again in subsequent competition years.

Employees of the sponsor or any Bacardi Group Company (‘Bacardi’), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parent, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees are not eligible to enter.

THE COCKTAIL CRITERIA

The participating bartender will be required to submit an original cocktail recipe, that meets the recipe criteria described below (the ‘Entry’):

General recipe
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person.

Recipes must be expressed in milliliters, with dashes and/or drops being the smallest quantities.

The recipe should contain no more than 3 units of alcohol. A unit of alcohol is defined as 10 ml of alcohol at 100% ABV.
• To calculate the number of units of any volume of spirit, multiply the volume of spirits in litres by the percentage of alcohol by volume: e.g. 50 ml of BACARDÍ® Gran Reserva 8 Años at 40% = 0.05 x 40.0 = 2 units.
• The total number of units of the complete cocktail can be calculated by adding the units of each alcoholic ingredient.

Recipe ingredients
The recipe must be rum-based and include BACARDÍ® Carta Blanca Rum, BACARDÍ® Carta Oro Rum or BACARDÍ® Gran Reserva 8 Años Rum as the dominant spirit ingredient.

The recipe must contain no other rum brands.

The recipes must contain no more than six (6) ingredients. Any garnish or spritz that is not already listed as an ingredient and which changes the taste or aromatic profile of the cocktail will be considered an additional ingredient – e.g. aromatic herbs, zests, spices, bitters or liqueurs applied to the glass or drink, etc…

The recipe should contain commonly available ingredients. Commonly available ingredients are defined as those ingredients that are frequently available to ‘cocktail bars’ around the world.

House specific, or home-made, ingredients will not be eligible unless these are easy to make and are accompanied by a full recipe and methodology of preparation.

  • Home-made shrubs are permitted but must have no more than two (2) flavor ingredients (with the vinegar being included as one (1) flavor ingredient).
  • Home-made bitters and tinctures are prohibited.
  • Home-made fermented beverages e.g. kefir, kombucha, kvass are prohibited.
  • Home-made rum blends or rum infusions are prohibited.

It is prohibited to use ingredients that contain tobacco, any type of drug or psychotropic ingredient.

Cocktail naming

You must specify an original name for your cocktail.

The name may not include any copyrighted or trademarked material or any retailer’s name, except that you may use the BACARDÍ® brand in the name.

The name must also adhere to the Bacardi Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which ensures that names:

  • avoid particular appeal to those below the legal drinking age;
  • do not emphasize or allude to the alcoholic strength or the alcohol effect of the drink;
  • are not associated with bravado, dangerous or anti-social behavior;
  • avoid any association with sex or sexual success;
  • avoid any association with sports, educational activities or civic/religious festivities;

  • do not imply any medicinal properties or values;
  • do not link to illegal, irresponsible or immoderate consumption;
  • do not allude to enhanced mental or physical capabilities.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

There is no cost of entry to the participant for BACARDÍ® Legacy. To take part in BACARDÍ® Legacy in Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Austria & Switzerland, you must express your interest via the application form on this website, accessible via the link at the bottom of this page.

Registering your interest: The competition will open on the 1st of August 2017 and will close on the 1st of October 2017. You must register your interest in participating in the competition by completing and submitting the entry form (assessable via the link at the foot of this page), before the closing date.

Recipe Submission: You must create an original BACARDÍ® Rum cocktail based on the recipe criteria outlined above and include this on the entry form submitted before 1st of October 2017. The entry form requires the following regarding your cocktail.

  • Cocktail name
  • Glass type
  • Garnish
  • Cocktail preparation methodology
  • Cocktail ingredients (maximum 6 ingredients)
  • A brief outline of the inspiration behind your cocktail
  • A photograph of the cocktail that includes no branding elements that may indicate who created the drink or which bar they work in.

Terms and Conditions: By participating in this Competition, you indicate your unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, the Program Requirements, the Sponsor’s decisions and with the applicable laws, regulations and competition rules, which are final and binding.

The Shortlist: A panel of judges will review the submitted entries and select the participants that are considered to have the cocktails with most potential to become classic cocktails and who will progress to the next stage of the competition. Participants should expect to hear whether they have progressed to the following round via email at the address provided within 3 weeks of the Entry period closing. The expert judges’ decision is final, absolute and completely discretional, after which there is no appeal on the part of any participant or third party. Finalists will be informed about the dates of the local final, via email.

National Final: During the National Final, each of the selected contestants will be asked to make their BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Entry for the judges, using the Judging Criteria described below.

The National Final for Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Austria & Switzerland will take place in Amsterdam - the Northern European Finals. At the Northern European Finals, entrants are required to deliver a ten minute presentation on a proposed Legacy campaign on how they will promote their drink. This will account to 20% of their overall score.

National Winner’s Prize: The National Winner will receive a trophy and a trip to the BACARDÍ® Legacy Global Final which will be held in Mexico City, Mexico. The trip includes: (a) round-trip coach/economy class airfare for one person from an airport close to the National Winner’s home to Mexico City; (b) hotel accommodations for between 7 and 8 nights; and (c) subsistence and local travel associated with the Global Competition events for the duration of the competition. The approximate retail value of the trip is €8000. The actual value of the trip may vary depending on various factors, including the date of booking, the point of departure, and the dates of travel.

Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the appropriate sponsoring company, in its sole discretion. The prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, the sponsoring company reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by the sponsoring company, in its sole discretion. Winners must travel on the dates specified by the sponsoring company. Once travel documents are issued, travel arrangements cannot be changed. If a winner cannot travel on the dates specified by the sponsoring company, he/she will not be permitted to compete in the next stage of the Competition. Winners are responsible for securing, at their own expense, passports, visas, and any other documents necessary for international travel. In addition, a winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not specifically listed above.

Global Final: The Global Final for BACARDÍ® Legacy 2017/18 will take place in Mexico City, Mexico. During the Global Final, each of the National Winners will be asked to participate in two days of educational seminars and interactive workshops held by international cocktail industry influencers. They will then be required to take part in two days of global semi-finals where they must present their BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Entry for a panel of expert judges; and present a summary of their Promotional Plan to another panel of expert judges; using the Judging Criteria described below.

At the end of the second day of global semi-finals, the sixteen (16) ‘Best Drink’ performances will be announced based on the points from competitors’ drink presentations only. To the scores of these sixteen (16) ‘Best Drink’, the scores from their Promotional Plan Presentation will be added and the eight (8) contestants with the highest combined scores will be named the ‘Final Ocho’, or the BACARDÍ® Legacy Global Finalists. The following day, these eight (8) finalists will be required to present their BACARDÍ Legacy cocktail to a new panel of expert judges. Using only the scores from this final presentation, and using the criteria outlined below, the judges will select and then announce the BACARDÍ® Legacy Global Winner.

All stages of the Global Final will take place in English.

Most Promising Promotional Plan Presentation: At the end of the agreed promotional period, each competitor must present a summary of the achievements of their promotional plan to a panel of expert judges. The scores of the Promotional Plan presentation will be judged using the criteria outlined below and will constitute one third (⅓) of the total marks in the Global Finals. The Promotional Plan presentations will take place in English.

Global Winner’s Prize: The Global Winner will receive a trophy and tailor made BACARDÍ experience, designed in conjunction with the BACARDÍ Rum Global Brand Ambassador. This experience will include educational visits to some of the world’s most influential cocktail cities and industry events, e.g. Tales of the Cocktail, London Cocktail Week, Bar Convent Berlin, etc.

Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the appropriate sponsoring company, in its sole discretion. The prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, the sponsoring company reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by the sponsoring company, in its sole discretion. Winners must travel on the dates specified by the sponsoring company. Once travel documents are issued, travel arrangements cannot be changed. If a winner cannot travel on the dates specified by the sponsoring company, he/she will not be permitted to compete in the next stage of the Competition. Winners are responsible for securing, at their own expense, passports, visas, and any other documents necessary for international travel. In addition, a winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not specifically listed above.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The following General Judging Criteria will be used to judge a contestant’s BACARDÍ Legacy cocktail in both the Local and Regional Finals:

BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail (total 120 points)

The Legacy
• Cocktail name – 10 points
• Inspiration – 15 points
• Originality – 10 points
• Replicability – 10 points

The Drink
• Visual Appeal (was presentation) – 15 points
• Aroma – 15 points
• Taste, mouthfeel and finish – 40 points

The Stage
• Performance – 15 points
• Technique – 10 points

• A -10 point time penalty will be incurred from each judge if the competitor goes overtime.

During this phase of the competition, competitors will have two (2) minutes to set up the bar and seven (7) minutes to present their BACARDÍ® Legacy cocktail and make two (2) cocktails for the judges.

Promotional Plan Presentation (total 40 points)

• Visibility – 10 points
• Awareness – 10 points
• Trial – 10 points
• Creativity – 10 points

During the Promotional Plan Presentation, competitors will have seven (7) minutes to present a summary of their promotional plan and (3) minutes to respond to questions posed by the expert judges. At the sole discretion of the sponsoring company this time may be increased in the National Finals stage.

Competitors’ presentations must be in a Microsoft Powerpoint, Key Notes or PDF format and be accompanied by a completed promotional summary sheet, which competitors will be asked to complete prior to competing in the Global Final. This promotional summary sheet will include a summary of information, required by the judges to understand the promotional limitations of the market in which the competitor operates; the level of support provide by the local Bacardi Company; and the personal achievements of each competitor in establishing their BACARDÍ® Legacy cocktail. The information on the presentation and promotional summary form must match and both of these documents must be delivered to the BACARDÍ® Legacy organizing committee, on a USB pen-drive by the date and time stipulated, with no exceptions.

Any claims made in the promotional presentations must be supported with documented evidence, including sales tickets from bars, photography of events and / or any promotional collateral created.

The clock will be stopped during the promotional plan presentation for any technical problems associated with the materials presented in the incorrect format, including any technical problems associated with video or audio that the competitor wishes to share.

During the Promotional Plan Presentation a representative of the local Bacardi Company, at their discretion, may accompany the competitor. This Bacardi Company representative may assist with translation to English if the competitor requires this, however no additional time will be given to competitors who require this translation.

USAGE RIGHTS

Specific information about the ownership and usage rights of any cocktail name, recipe, drink story, cocktail or contestant photography, as well as the right of using the name and the images of the participant taken during the competition are detailed in the Terms and Conditions below. 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1. Sponsor: The local & Global stages of the Competition are offered by Bacardi-Martini B.V, Groningenweg 8, Gouda, Netherlands.

2. Eligibility: The Competition is open only to individuals who (a) are legal residents of the country in which they are taking part in the competition, (b) are at least twenty-one (21) years of age as of the closing date for entries, and (c) have a passport valid through November 2018. Employees of Sponsor or any Bacardi Group company (“Bacardi”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

3. Agreement to Terms and Conditions: By participating in this Competition, you indicate your unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, the Program Requirements, the Sponsor’s decisions and with the applicable laws, regulations and competition rules, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements set forth herein. The Sponsor reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions or the Program Requirements at any time, without prior notice. Any changes will be communicated to the participants via email. Moreover, by participating, you represent that you are complying with any policies your employer may have regarding participation in contests of this nature.

4. Rights to Entries: By entering, you: (a) grant Sponsor, Bacardi, and each of their agents, licensees, and assigns (collectively, the “Rights Holders”) the unconditional (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use your Entry as-is or as-edited in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party in perpetuity from the date you submitted the Entry; (b) waive any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude the Rights Holders’ use of your Entry, as outlined above, or require any further permission for the Rights Holders to use the Entry; and (c) agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Rights Holders on the grounds that any use of the Entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.

5. Publicity: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Competition, you agree that the Rights Holders and any media attending events related to the Competition may use your name, likeness, voice, opinions, photographs, audio-visual footage, recipe, biographical information, state of residence, and/or any other record of your participation in the Competition for promotional purposes in any press releases, advertisements, television, radio, film, documentary, internet, or in any other publication or media without further payment or consideration.

6. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Competition is impaired in any way, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Competition to address the impairment and then resume the Competition; or (b) award the prizes according to the criteria set forth above from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Competition, violates these Terms and Conditions or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsors by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by the Sponsor. The Competition is subject to all applicable laws and regulations in effect where conducted and is void where prohibited.

7. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Competition, you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Bacardi, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Competition or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Competition; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Competition or the processing of Entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree to indemnify, release, and hold the Released Parties harmless from any claims that their use of your Entry (as contemplated in these Rules) violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

8. Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Competition or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Netherlands, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Netherlands.

LINK TO ENTRY FORM

If you have read, understand and are agreeable to the above and would like to be considered for The BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition, and work in a bar situated in one of these countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Luxemburg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK

then CLICK HERE to complete the entry form.

Or, if you work somewhere else in the world then please email BacardiLegacyMX@Bacardi.com saying you have read this page on Difford’s Guide and would like information on how to enter the BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition.