Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition announces The Top 25

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2013’s winner of the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, Elizaveta Evdokimova of Russia

Bacardi has sifted through some 138 entries from across the country to discover the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition Australian round’s Top 25. Each recipe was blind tasted by Phil Bayly and Alex Beaumont.

“The calibre of entries was outstanding and each entrant can be confident Alex [Beaumont] and I judged their recipe on its own merit and according to the judging criteria,” said judge, Phil Bayly.

The Australian round’s Top 25 will be judged by a panel of judges that includes Bacardi’s global brand ambassador, David Cordoba, and Bayly. They’ll be visiting bars around the country during the months of October and November, checking in on the Top 25 and watching them present their Legacy cocktail and explaining why they think their drink has the potential to become the next Bacardi Legacy cocktail.

The Five Most Promising will be announced in November and will battle it out to represent Australia with their Legacy cocktail in the global final to be held in Russia in 2014.

The Top 25 are:


New South Wales Top Five 

Daniel Molnar, Goldfish, Hunter Valley

James Irvine, Hinky Dinks

Luke Marosszeky, Rockpool Bar & Grill

Paolo Sossi, Goldfish, Sydney

Phoenix Naman, Palmer & Co

Queensland Top Five 

Alexander (Boonie) Boon, Fourth Wall

Christopher Denman, Fourth Wall

Elle Tizzard, Lychee Lounge

Nathanael Gonelli, Sake Bar and Restaurant

Marco Nunes, Papa Jack’s

South Australia Top Four 

Dave Meadows, Eden Dining Room and Bar

Chris Schulze, Lotus Lounge

Damien Boyd, Atrium Lounge & Intercontinental Adelaide

Eoghan O’Niel, Casa Bla Bla


Tasmania Top Three 

Ben Webb, The Mill

Niall Maurici, IXL Long Bar

Rohan Massie, Tavern 42 Degrees South


Victoria Top Five 

Betty Cooper, Meatball Wine Bar

Damien Kos, Mrs Hyde

Fred Siggins, Black Pearl/The Attic

Jacob Taylor, Lily Blacks

Tim Pryde, Mr Wow’s Emporium


Western Australia Top Three 

Brett Arendse, Luxe Bar

David Nguyen-Luu, Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth

Kenny Soetomo, Luxe Bar

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