On March 10th, the first ever Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition in Hong Kong came to a close. The finals saw the end of nearly 5 months of hard work by 64 entrants, culminating in the presentation of 10 cocktails by their respective creators, of whom, I am proud to say, many of my friends and I were part of. There’s not much I can say about the competition that can’t be said better by someone else, but it was truly an incredible experience. Continue Reading
Last week, I made a post mentioning the Diageo World Class Cocktail Competition. Well, another of the big competitions (in which I’m also competing in) is the Bacardi Legacy, a cocktail competition hosted by the venerable Bacardi family. Beginning in 2007, 2014 is the first year the competition will include contenders from the Hong Kong bar scene. 64 applicants sent in their recipes in the Fall of last year, and they were whittled down to 20, and then 10 regional finalists. I’m very happy and proud to say that among the top 10 finalists are many of my friends (and me).
This was my very first competition, and I wanted to get things off to a good start. I wanted to think about every single aspect of my drink, and put meaning behind each individual ingredient. What follows is a look into my thought process in creating my Bacardi Legacy drink, The Lost Generation. Continue Reading