Bacardi, along with the Greater Boston Beverage Society, will kick off this year’s Legacy Cocktail Competition during the 2012 Boston Cocktail Summit, challenging bartenders around the country to create a truly great cocktail that will represent the US in the global finals. The Boston Cocktail Summit will celebrate the culture of the cocktail with three days of events, parties, trade exhibits, educational seminars and galas with proceeds supporting the newly established Greater Boston Beverage Society.
Now in its fourth year, the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition is a chance for the best contemporary bartenders to create a balanced, refreshing, appealing and enduring drink that will become as celebrated as historic cocktails such as the Mojito and Daiquiri.
“Every year, the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition discovers so many outstanding recipes from exceptional bartenders and the competition seems to be pushing bartenders to be more and more creative each year,” noted Alberto Dias, senior brand manager, Bacardi rums. “I look forward to this year’s first round of frontrunners in Boston and the 150th Anniversary celebration to follow. No doubt it will be another legendary party.”
Developed by the Bacardi UK brand team, the competition has grown to become a world-renowned event, with regions from the USA, UK, Africa, EU and Asia participating in the 2013 event. The top 12 Regional “New Legacy Cocktails” will advance to the National Showcase in Miami, hosted by industry leaders and held in front of a specially invited audience of leading bartenders, bar professionals and media. At the Showcase, three cocktail presentations will be crowned the “New Rum Legacy Cocktails”, and the winners will win a VIP trip to the Cathedral de Ron, Bacardi rum’s distillery in Puerto Rico hosted by our Maestro de Ron to present their cocktails in the final national exposition. The final winner will move on to the global competition in May 2013.
Following the cocktail competition, Bacardi will host a 150th Anniversary celebration. The party will be reminiscent of the brand’s origins in 1920s Cuba, complete with classic cocktails, cigars, Cuban music and dancing.
Fri., Oct. 5th
5 – 8 p.m.: BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Showcase
8 – 11 p.m.: BACARDI 150th Anniversary party
Both events will be located at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.