Last night, four of the country’s finest bartenders strained, stirred and shook their way through the Australian final of the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2019/20. Adam Dow from Dead Ringer in Sydney was announced victorious.
Dow’s drink, The Golden Rule, was judged not only against its ingredients and methods, but also the expertise in promoting the drink to the public. In the end, his slick presentation skills and the delicious flavour of his cocktail won the judges over.
With this win, Adam has moved from Top 8 last year to now looking forward to representing Australia on the global stage in Miami.
The Golden Rule was inspired by the old age rule – treat others as you’d wish to be treated. It combines BACARDÍ Carta Blanca, citrus, honey bitters and rosewater.
Dow is now off to Miami in May on an all-expenses-paid journey to represent Australia against the best bartenders from 41 countries globally.
BACARDÍ Brand Ambassador Loy Catada said: “Seeing our three competitors going head to head under such high pressure is truly inspiring. Their enthusiasm for creating a legacy of their own shone brightly, and the judges had their work cut out for them picking a winner.”
The public will be able to try the The Golden Rule cocktail from select bars around the country in March.
The past six Australian BACARDÍ Legacy winners – Fred Siggins, Alissa Gabriel, Andrew Bennett, Dave Kerr, James Irvine and Jenna Hemsworth – were also in attendance and showcased their Legacy cocktails to guests (pictured above with Adam Dow).
BACARDÍ Legacy was established to challenge the best contemporary bartenders in the world to create their own cocktail legacy. A cocktail that will stand the test of time, as have the Daiquiri and Mojito, revered BACARDÍ classics that are as much part of the unique legacy of Don Facundo Bacardi Masso as the rum itself.