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Havana Club is proud to announce the return of the Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix 2018, one of the oldest and most revered international cocktail competitions in the world.

The bi-annual event, now in its 12th year, discovers unknown talent from around the world by hosting an international head-to-head final in Cuba. This year’s winner will receive the magnificent golden Giraldilla trophy, a bottle of Havana Club Maximo Extra Añejo and a budget of 20,000 Euros from Havana Club to activate their very own rum project in collaboration with the brand.

Have you got what it takes to represent the UK in Cuba?

Entries are now open and the team is shaking things up this year by scrapping regional heats and replacing them with video submissions, making it even easier for you to take part. Videos should be uploaded here and shared on social media using the hashtag #HCCGP2018. Each video will count as one entry to the international competition.

Similar to how bartender boomeranging works, Havana Club is encouraging as many bartenders as possible to get involved by nominating their friends, colleagues and peers to create a cocktail entry. Each bartender who uploads a video should nominate another bartender to take part and so on and so on… Don’t worry though, you don’t have to be invited by another bartender to create a video entry, you can simply start your own thread by uploading yours and sharing it on social media.

We hope you are inspired and motivated by this challenge and we look forward to reviewing the entries.

Enter here

Hasta pronto!