The Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition is for bartenders all around the world with the motive to find the greatest potential Bacardi rum cocktail which would join the pantheon of Bacardi Legacy cocktails. Every year thousands of bartenders worldwide enter the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition in their home countries, competing for a chance to establish a modern classic that will have a global reach. India had thirteen finalists pan India.
This year Bacardi received more than 400 registrations by bartenders across the country to create their legacy cocktail for the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2019. The regional competitions held in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata & Bangalore to choose 13 finalists.
On 4th & 5th February 2019, Bacardi hosted its National final round at The Westin Gurgaon, where all the 13 contestants competed against one another to win and represent India in the global finals of Bacardi Legacy.
The first day i.e 4th February was the arrival of the Finalists at The Westin Gurgaon & a promotional round. Not only the skill of making cocktails but the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition demands more. It has a portion of the final score based out of an intensive behind-closed-doors marketing presentation, in which competitors must create and share how well did they promote their legacy cocktail.
The second and final day of the competition was a National Final Round of Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2019 was judged by five renowned people in the industry.
1.Mr. Sanjit Singh Randhawa – MD & CEO – Bacardi India and South East Asia
2.Mr. Nitesh Gandhi – General Manger, JW Marriott, New Delhi
3. Mr. Richard Neil Irwin – Spirits Expert & Advocacy Lead at Bacardi for AMEA Region
4. Ms. Anjali Batra – Founder ,Food Talk India.
5. Mr. Akhilesh Sheoran – Bacardi Legacy 2017-18 India Winner and Part of the Final 8 Globally.
Each finalist had put up an outstanding show with their incredible stories & absolutely stunning performances. The TOP 3 in the National Round of Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2019 are Vedant Mehra, Jeet Rana & Rohan Matmary but there is always a Winner & this year’s winner of National Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2019 is VEDANT MEHRA.
He is going to represent India in the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2019 that will be held at Amsterdam. Bacardi will bring 42 bartenders from around the world to the Ditch capital to compete for the prestigious Legacy prize.
Vedant’s winning cocktail, LIMITLESS highlights that our ideas maybe limitless , but our resources are not. Thus, pushing the focus on striking a balance & creating innovative yet sustainable cocktails.
Read more about his cocktail & know the recipe, here!