Bringing the flavour and flair of the Caribbean to Australia for Rum month this July, Bacardí is launching its second bartender training program, ‘Cocktails of the Caribbean’, to explore the evolution of rum cocktails from the spirit’s native homeland.
Building on the successful “Rums of the Caribbean” training program, Bacardí Brand Ambassador Loy Catada is partnering with the President of Rum Club Australia Tom Bulmer to present the captivating training sessions that celebrate how rum cocktails have played a significant role in global drinks culture as well as their heavy influence on the modern cocktail scene.
Designed to educate and inspire next gen bartenders, attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the diversity of rum styles available and how each can affect the overall drinking experience. Attendees will also journey through an interactive war map to navigate the origins of the world’s most famous rum cocktails – Caipirinha, Mojito, Rum Punch, Daiquiri and Pina Colada – and learn which rum is best served within each.
Bacardí Brand Ambassador Loy Catada is partnering with the President of Rum Club Australia Tom Bulmer to present the captivating training sessions that celebrate how rum cocktails have played a significant role in global drinks culture as well as their heavy influence on the modern cocktail scene.
Catada explains, “As the market leader and recently crowned ‘Rum Brand Champion’ by Spirits Business 20231, we at Bacardí want to offer bartenders the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the rum category and the tricks of the trade to perfect serving the five most iconic rum cocktails.
“We’ll explore the history of classic cocktails and how they advanced as society matured, touch on the equipment that had to be invented and perfected to ensure that drinks creation would lead to the new age of the cocktail era so that by the end of this session, attendees will walk away with some of the best tips and tricks to ensure that their cocktail game meets the highest expectations. There will even be an opportunity to experience the latest additions to the Bacardí family – Bacardí Coconut and Bacardí Raspberry – which provide a great twist to the classics,” concludes Catada.
Two events have already taken place this week at The Keel in The Rocks and Rosie Campbell’s in Sydney. But the Bacardí Cocktails of the Caribbean will continue travelling the East Coast throughout July, before heading to Adelaide and Perth in August/September, see locations and dates below;
- Wednesday 12th July – Leyla Bar Barton, Canberra
- Tuesday 18th July – Lily Blacks, Melbourne
- Tuesday 24th July – Iris Rooftop Bar, Fortitude Valley
- Thursday 26th July- Cambus Wallace Gold Coast, Gold Coast
To book onto one of these Bacardí Cocktails of the Caribbean sessions or host one at your bar, reach out to your BMA Representative or contact Bacardí Brand Ambassador, Loy Catada at firstname.lastname@example.org