Amaro Montenegro announces the return of the Vero Bartender 2019

Are you the true bartender?

The Vero Bartender is a coveted honour, awarded at the national and global finals to bartenders who passionately pursue their craft to create the most inventive and unique sharing cocktails using Amaro Montenegro. Accept the challenge and become the new Vero Bartender 2019!

If you always put a bit of human spirit in your work and love bringing people together to make a connection, then show us for your chance to win The Vero Bartender 2019.

Simply create a sharing cocktail based on Amaro Montenegro as the key ingredient and upload to 10 talented finalists will travel to Melbourne for the national finals in September at The George on Collins. Just one skilled winner will fly to Milan, Italy from Australian in November to join other national finalists from the UK, USA. Austria, Germany, France (plus others), where the bartender with the most innovative sharing cocktail will win an exclusive trip to New York to attend Bar Convent in 2020.

Rudi Carraro, Global Brand Ambassador at Gruppo Montenegro – comments ‘At Amaro Montenegro we constantly strive to celebrate the human spirit and the natural desire to enjoy friendship and conviviality with those around us. The Vero Bartender Competition is our way of encouraging bartenders to celebrate the joy of sharing, through their cocktail creations, whilst recognising those bartenders who create and support their communities by pushing the boundaries of flavour and true creativity.’

Celebrated as the world’s “Best Liqueur”* having been perfected in 1885, Amaro Montenegro features 40 botanicals from around the globe, which were selected, extracted and mixed according to a secret recipe by explorer, herbalist and young rebel genius Stanislao Cobianchi. Amber in colour, with a complex aroma, Amaro Montenegro is pleasantly balanced between sweet and bitter and best enjoyed straight, on the rocks, with tonic or as the dominant modifier in classic and innovative cocktails. 

Check out all the hype from the 2018 final here.

For help on entering, you can contact Amaro Montenegro Brand Ambassador Piotr here on Facebook.

Entries are NOW OPEN for the Australian FINAL of the VERO BARTENDER.

To enter, visit

Important dates

  • Australian entries close: 15 July
  • Australian regional final – 24th September (Melbourne, George on Collins)
  • Global final in Milan, Italy – mid-November 

*Amaro Montenegro was named 2018 Best Liqueur by the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

Always enjoy Amaro Montenegro responsibly.