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Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition continues to grow in both stature and reach. Now regarded as one of the foremost international bartending competitions, the 2018 competition will encompass contestants from six continents and twenty countries who will compete to create a cocktail worthy of a perfectionist.

Entries for the 2018 opened on the 8th May 2018 with international finals taking place from September until November 2018.

Closing dates for entries by country

Australia - 26th July
Belgium & Luxembourg - 7th August
Brazil - 16th September
Canada - 23rd June
China (including Taiwan & Hong Kong) - 31st August
France - 31st July
Germany - 31st July
Italy - 2nd July
Japan - 31st August
Mexico - Guadalajara 1st October
Mexico - Mexico City 1st October
New Zealand - 31st September
South Africa - 31st July
Spain - 31st July
South Korea - 31st September
UAE - 10th September
United Kingdom - 2nd July
USA - Chicago 30th July
USA - Las Vegas 30th July
USA – Washington - 30th July

All 20 winners from the above semi finals will go head to Mexico in January 2019 to compete in the global finals week, with the grand finals being hosted at the home of Patrón Tequila, Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico.

When it comes to bartending, do you consider yourself a Perfectionist? Do you want a week long once in a lifetime experience in Jalisco, Mexico. Then enter Patrón Perfectionists HERE.

Talking about her experience, Li Tong, last year’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition global winner, from Lotus Lounge in Guangzhou, China, said: “Winning the Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition has given me a platform to showcase my passion to the world and it all started with my winning cocktail, the Dancing Bees. Coming from a small town in China where female bartenders are not celebrated, it’s incredible to think I’ll soon be touring the Asia doing guest shifts at world-famed bars. I have truly valued my experience so far and look forward to continuing my journey as a Patrón Perfectionist.”