next stop, moscow! Tuesday March 4 at The Mint aka the Rum Hospital Fred Siggins of Black Pearl took home the crown at the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition National Finals with his Empire of Dreams cocktail.
A combination of Bacardi Superior Rum, pineapple juice, apricot brandy, Crawley's orgeat syrup and fresh lime juice shaken over fresh coffee beans. A delicious concoction indeed.
Competing against David Nguyen-Luu (Rockpool, Perth), James Irvine (Hinky Dinks), Marco Nunes (Papa Jacks) and Nial Maurici (IXL Long Bar) it was no easy task winning the final given the serious talent Siggins was up against.
Sitting in the judges panel their creations were judged by Simon Difford (Diffordsguide), Hayden Lambert (Bar Americano) and Mark Wyatt (Rum Bar, Airlie Beach). One of the key criteria in the competition included a marketing and a social media campaign, which each of the finalists had the opportunity to showcase to the judges and audience in addition to their cocktails.
The audience also had the opportunity to taste each cocktail made by the finalists as well as other refreshments available at the bar.
I look forward to seeing Fred Siggins up on the stage in Moscow in May and wish him all the best and good luck!