WORLD’S BEST 50 X THE BLEND Top 25 announced: Australia see’s 3 semi-finalists within the top 25!

Three Aussie Semi Finalists: Ana Mitchell, VIC, Rachel Mynczywor, TAS & Martin McConnell, QLD

WORLD’S BEST 50 X THE BLEND Top 25 announced! Australia see’s 3 semi-finalists within the top 25!

Over the past nine weeks World’s Best 50 have been receiving applications from nascent bartending talent who are competing for the honour of being named the first-ever 50 Best Bars The Blend Scholar and win internships at Connaught Bar, London, Katana Kitten, New York and with the global team from The Blend by Beam Suntory.

Over 750 people came forward for the opportunity from all over the globe, with the final 25 representing 22 countries, from Venezuela to Kazakhstan and Ghana. Here’s an introduction to the Australian representatives progressing to Round Two, where they will be asked to design a unique gin cocktail that heroes a local ingredient and is inspired by the Scholarship theme #FuturePositive

The winner of the 50 Best Bars The Blend Scholarship will be announced at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony in Barcelona on 4th October 2022. To be the first to hear about the latest news and announcements, browse the website, follow us on Instagram, find us on Facebook, visit us on Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Name: Rachel Mynczywor
Age: 27
From: USA
Working in: Australia
Current bar: Rude Boy Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania
Follow me: @ShakeItTas

Name: Ana Mitchell
Age: 27
From: Australia
Working in: Australia
Current bar: The 18th Amendment, Geelong
Follow me: @anamarie.95

Name: Martin McConnell
Age: 23
From: UK
Working in: Australia
Current Bar: Frogs Hollow Saloon, Brisbane
Follow me: @martin_mcconnell

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