A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE CRAFT. A DAY TO CELEBRATE THE BARTENDER.
A DAY DEDICATED TO ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST PROFESSIONS.
Everyone can be a part of the fun and festivities of World Bartender Day by supporting their local finalist during the week of 10th Feb – 25th Feb.
Each finalist’s venue will be serving their signature creation that allowed them to make it through to their respective Regional Finals of The Perfect Blend Cocktail Competition.
Which bartenders are representing your state? There’s close to 90 finalists! Some bartenders are adding their personal touch to how they are celebrating; here’s a few examples of what’s going on in trade — be sure to check them out and visit www.worldbartenderday.com.
A few highlights from across the country of how our finalists are celebrating World Bartender day.
Jin Maekawa, Kayla Grigoriou, & Jacob Alderdice — Bar Torino
‘’During the week we will have our cocktails available for purchase and $2 from each cocktail will be going to support the Conservation Council SA. This non-profit works on major issues affecting Australia (mainly SA’s) environment, including sustainability, marine conservation biodiversity and water and food recovery. This council works with the Adelaide Sustainability Center that helps run workshops, events and connects people together.
We will also be holding a dinner where the profits will also go to support the Conservation Council SA.
This dinner will consist of 4 spirits and matched food items with a focus on South Australian produce and sustainability of our local flora & fauna. Chef will be using locally foraged and sustainably sourced South Australian native produce that will accompany; Sipsmith Gin, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Laphroiag Whisky & Hibiki Japanese Whisky. It is $55pp and will be held on Thursday 21st on Feb.”
Rohan Massie & Campbell Nicol — Rude Boy
“We will be donating $3 from every one of our cocktails sold between 10/2 & 24/2 to charities supporting the communities of the Huon Valley affected by the recent (and ongoing) fires.
This support of local people is, in our view, intrinsic to the minimal waste aspect of both our themes (obviously our drinks supply the maximum taste side).”
Alicia Clark & Alastair Broadhurst – Evolve Spirits Bar
‘’We will be hosting a competition within venue for customers who purchase one of our cocktails
-Purchase either Alicia’s drink ‘Throw another fennel on the barbie’ or Alastair’s ‘Ring highball’
-Post to instagram with #Throwantothershrip OR #Ringohighball and #TPB2019 #Theperfectblend2019 #BeamSuntory
-Go in the draw to win prizes such as night in the hotel, voucher for the bar and more!
Get excited and support them”
David Aznar — The Scottish Prince
“The menu is made out of seed paper in order to match with the sustainable theme i’ve choose for my drink.
Customers will be able to take the menu home to plant it. To support sustainability in the country I decided to donated $1 per cocktail sold to OZharvest fighting against food waste.”
James Corcraighe — Tomcat
“I have created two commericals!
One is a parody whilst the other is just a short comic.
These will be out on our Facebook page which has a cult-like following with our customers and also advertised on a TV in-house.
A chalkboard and a sign will both be promoting the drink in both the bars the Tomcat features.”
Kiki Day — Hello Gorgeous
“For the promotional aspect of The Perfect Blend 2019 I will be offering my cocktail over the bar at Hello Gorgeous on the dates of 10th Feb – 24th Feb. My activation will include not only the whisky my cocktail is made on, Hibiki Harmony, but a range of the Beam Suntory profile. This is an attempt to not only offer the cocktail to a larger market by creating a range of pricing points but also educate the public on the Beam Suntory profile. I’ll create a tasteful sign to sit on the bar, with information about my cocktail and The Perfect Blend competition.’’
Along with this, I will be promoting the cocktail on my bartending Instagram, liquidwizard__ . Information on where the cocktail is available and the products in it will also be promoted here. ”
https://www.instagram.com/liquidwizard__/ – check it out!
Shenai Jones — The 18th Amendment
My promotion for my drink “Feelentines” will be held on Valentines 14th Feb, where at our venue the 18th Amendment Bar we will be playing bad rom-coms and with every drink sold they will receive a chocolate and a hand-written love confession to go with the theme of the drink. Also bottled and sold at our sister bar Manhattan.
Liam Edmunds — The 18th Amendment
Liam will be running Boilermaker specials during the 10th-24th February to showcases Maker’s Mark’s tropical flavours, this will be paired with 3 Ravens “Juicy” New England IPA. Also bottled and sold at our sister bar Manhattan
Tony Huang — Lui Bar
“My cocktail will be featured on lemon myrtle seeded paper so that every guest who orders the drink can take the menu home with them and plant a lemon myrtle tree.
We were privileged to have the artwork done by Melbourne based artist Tristan Ceddia from the Never Now studio.”
Damien Kos — The 18th Amendment Bar
Damien will be running a whisk(e)y flight highlighting the Four Peated Malts of Distinction for the duration of the World Bartender Day Celebrations from the 10th – 24th Feb. His cocktail will be bottled and sold at our sister bar Manhattan
New South Wales
Kate McGraw — Isabel
“For World Bartender Day we’ll be kicking off on the 23rd with a waste exchange – for every 1kg of viable food waste people donate we will give them a drink token. That’s right, one liberal libation for every kilo of wilted lettuce or sad banana. On the 24th itself we will be serving up a couple of sustainable tipples using all the donated produce as well as featuring my cocktail entry for The Perfect Blend.”
Tim Laferla — Queen Chow Manly and Charlie Parker’s
“My cocktail will be available at both Queen Chow Manly and Charlie Parkers.
$20 for a mini version of the cocktail paired with 2x oysters as an aperitif at Queen Chow or just the cocktail at Charlie Parkers”
Raphael Redant — Stitch Bar
Raph has listed his cocktail to be available not only at Stitch bar, but across our other venues: button, Mr Pocket, Crooked Tailor, and Pocket Terrigal – go check out his tasty libation.
Jane Zou — The Duke of Clarence and The Barbershop
“The Barrelhouse Group’s very own Jane Zou has reached the finals of the Perfect Blend competition by Beam Suntory.
To celebrate, from February 10th, The Duke of Clarence will be exclusively promoting her cocktail “Maple State of Mind”. To cheer her on to the finals, we are holding a special Instagram competition for the best post of her cocktail. The winner will receive an unforgettable whisky tasting experience from Beam Suntory’s extensive portfolio of drams. Be sure to tag @drinksallround7 and hashtag #TPB2019 and #WBD2019 to be in the running!” https://www.instagram.com/drinksallround7/
Lucille Rose — Employees Only Sydney
“I have created “The Good Old North” starring Jim Beam Double Oak, paired with a homemade mango syrup made from fresh North Queensland mangoes.
A homage to my hometown, Townsville, and growing up during the mango seasons up north.
“The Good Old North” will be available at Surlys and Rose Campbells from the 10th-24th February.
Come on down, try my cocktail, and listen to my wild stories of growing up amongst mango trees, crocodiles, and braving the North Queensland wet season each year.”
To go and see them all head to www.worldbartenderday.com
Also to be part of the action RSVP to your regional final – www.the-blend.com.au
First one is next week – 18th Feb at TOFF IN TOWN!