After three months of promoting their BACARDÍ Legacy drinks, the Three Most Promising battled it out in front of a crowd of VIPs last night in the Australian final of the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition at Kittyhawk in Sydney.
Guests at the event watched as Dave Kerr from The Beaufort & Ike’s in Melbourne, Josh O’Brien from The Bowery in Brisbane, and Ryan Snedden of The Lobo Plantation in Sydney each took to the stage to make their cocktails and tell their BACARDÍ Legacy story.
On the line: the bragging rights as the national BACARDÍ Legacy champion, and a trip to represent Australia at the global finals in Berlin this May.
They’ve toured their drinks around the country, making them at big events like the Melbourne instalment of the House of BACARDÍ party (where they put their drinks out to 1000 revellers), they’ve presented the marketing plans, and it was all down to this last final before three esteemed judges: last year’s BACARDÍ Legacy winner Andrew Bennett, 2014’s winner Fred Siggins, and all the way from Employees Only Singapore, Steve Schneider.
From the Three Most Promising there could be only one, however: and on the night, it was Dave Kerr with his drink The Viento.
Take a look at his winning drink below.
The Beaufort & Ike’s, VIC
30ml BACARDÍ 8
20ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca
10ml Coconut Oil
30ml Fresh Strawberry Juice
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15ml Agave Syrup
Strawberry Head for Garnish
Combine all ingredients in shaker before shaking hard for 10 seconds. Double strain into cocktail glass.
The Viento, or ‘The Wind’ in Spanish, explores the fun and frivolity of drinks that dominated the noughties. It breathes new life into drinking in a modern context that is increasingly defined by seriousness and complexity. Utilising modern processes and on trend ingredients, the depth of flavour matches today’s refined palate. Cold pressed strawberries combine with coconut oil to deliver an incredibly fresh drink with a delightful mouth-feel and a resonance to a carefree place in time.