The Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition has announced it is changing things up in 2020 due to COVID-19. The official competition will be replaced by a challenge called Patrón Perfectionist Sculpting Ideas.
Anneliese Grazioli from Hot Tamale in Darwin was crowned the winner of the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition (below).
During Patrón Perfectionist Sculpting Ideas, bartenders will get the chance to demonstrate their skill, expertise, respect for craftmanship, attention to detail and commitment to perfection through the creation of a hand-crafted cocktail vessel.
The initiative is an opportunity for bartenders to learn a new craft at home.
Patrón tequila will partner with local artisan Tantri Mustika (pictured main) for the project, a Melbourne based ceramicist who makes a range of light-hearted and colourful hand crafted ceramics.
Her current collection of work incorporates a modern spin on traditional terrazzo tiling, applying it to bespoke functional forms, making terrazzo adaptable to everyday life.
Bartenders who are keen to create not only a great cocktail but their personalized vessel for it will be able to register to receive a customised Tantri Mustika ceramic starter kit. The kit contains everything they need to commence the process of learning a new craft along with some guidance notes and videos to help get started with vessel design modelling.
Virtual judging led by Australian Patrón Brand Ambassador Joseph Chisholm will take place and the top 10 finalists will take part in an exclusive session with Tantri where they can further develop their ceramic skills.
The finalists will also receive a premium dining experience.
The overall winner will continue to work with ceramicist Tantri to finalise their design for production. The Patrón Perfectionist Sculpting Ideas champion will enjoy a luxurious ‘staycation’ in their hometown, while their cocktail vessel will be used in exclusive bars across the nation.
If you wish to participate in this challenge, visit this link by May 27 to enter your details and view the judging criteria and terms and conditions.