There is less than one week to go until entries for the 2019/2020 BACARDÍ Legacy Australia Cocktail Competition close on Tuesday 10th September, Midnight AEST. With a record number of entries to date at this point in the process, bartenders have only a few days left to finesse and submit their Legacy cocktail creation to make it through to the Top 30.
Now in its seventh chapter, BACARDÍ Legacy was established to challenge the best contemporary bartenders in the world to create their own cocktail Legacy – that will stand the test of time and ensure that both bartender and beverage are remembered like the illustrious classic cocktails of the past. Drinks such as the Daiquiri and the Mojito are now revered as classic and are as much part of the unique legacy of Don Facundo Bacardi Masso as the rum itself.
This year’s entries have an incredible opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Fred Siggins, Alissa Gabriel, Andrew Bennett, Dave Kerr, Jimmy Irvine and this year’s Australian Legacy title-holder, Jenna Hemsworth. The winner of the Australian Grand Final in 2019/20 will go on to represent him/herself and Australia at the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Final in Miami, USA.
With an impeccable record of reaching at least the Top 16 at the Global Finals, Australian finalists have proven their skills to the international bartending community. Their incredible performances have gained them not only personal notoriety, but recognition of Australia as a significant contributor in the development of the bartending profession worldwide.
BACARDÍ Australia’s continuous commitment to supporting their competitors each year helps these aspiringbartenders forge their place in the Australian cocktail industry and develop the individuals’ entrepreneurial approach to their career. Keeping Don Facundo’s Legacy of quality, entrepreneurial spirit and a passion forinnovation alive.
HOW TO ENTER
Bartenders can access the entry form via the official ‘BACARDÍ Legacy’ website www.bacardilegacy.com. Personal details, original Legacy cocktail recipe and photograph are required to register.
ENTRIES CLOSE 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019, MIDNIGHT AEST.
BACARDÍ LEGACY AUSTRALIA TOP 30
From the entries, the Top 30 will be anonymously selected and then those successful bartenders will be asked to submit a video entry of themselves presenting their original Legacy cocktail at their hometown bar. This will be viewed and judged alongside the taste test conducted by the BACARDÍ Brand Ambassadors where each of the Top 30 cocktails will be evaluated on its presentation, aroma and of course, taste to then cut it down to the country’s Top 8.
BACARDÍ LEGACY AUSTRALIA SEMI FINALS
The Top 8 Bartenders + Wild Card Entry (Australian Bartender of The Year 2019) will be invited to Sydney to make and present their original Legacy cocktail and the BACARDÍ Daiquiri in front of a judging panel of industry legends. The semi-final will be celebrated that evening at a cocktail party where the Australia’s Top 3 competitors will be announced.
Mentored by dedicated Brand Ambassadors, these three competitors will partner with BACARDÍ to promote their cocktail with a budget of $1,000 plus complimentary stock of the BACARDÍ rum featured in their cocktail.
During the cocktail campaign period, BACARDÍ will help these aspiring bartenders forge their place in the Australian cocktail industry, through financial, developmental support aligned with BACARDÍ’s marketing andexperiential initiatives.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FINAL
Based on the success of their drink and overall cocktail campaign, one of Australia’s Top 3 will be selected as the 2019/2020 BACARDÍ Legacy Australian Cocktail Competition Winner at the final held in February 2020 in Melbourne.
Amongst several other prizes, the Australian National Final winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to the Global Final and a $5,000 cash prize.
The journey will culminate May 2020 in Miami, USA. This is where our Australian winner will compete on the international stage for the ultimate title in the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition.
Visit www.bacardilegacy.com to enter and for full competition details. Entries close 10th September 2019, Midnight AEST. Follow the action on Facebook at facebook.com/BacardiLegacyAustralia and the hashtag #bacardilegacy.