Bacardi announces India's entry to "The BACARDI Superior Rum Legacy Cocktail Competition" in Puerto Rico

Bacardi India announced its winning cocktail “Fly To Cuba” by Sudam Biswal, which will now compete at the Global Finale of The BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Competition 2011 to contend the position of the Ultimate Global Winner at Puerto Rico.

The BACARDI Legacy Cocktail competition challenges the best contemporary bartenders in the world, in search of its next legacy cocktail using Bacardi superior rum as its base. Sudam Biswal was chosen among 150 bartenders across India. The cocktails were judged by some of the most renowned mixologists - David Cordoba, Global Brand Ambassador Bacardi with Dimitri Lezinska and Danielle Dalla Pola.

With “Fly To Cuba”, Sudam becomes the only Indian from the Asia Pacific region who will showcase his skills in the fine art of mixing great cocktails that stand the test of time such as, the classic Bacardi Mojito and the Bacardi Daiquiris. These cocktails are amongst the top selling in the world because they are simple, use fresh ingredients and have a well-balanced refreshing taste.

Sudam will be competing amongst top international bartenders from countries such as France, Russia, UK, Netherlands and Belgium etc. While F;y To Cuba competes to be the ultimate winner at the global finale, it has already been immortalized in the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Book that features the cocktails of the 10 global finalists from across the world.

Speaking on the occasion, the winner, Sudam Biswal said, “I’m really excited about winning the Indian leg of the BACARDI Superior Rum Legacy Cocktail Competition and representing not just India, but the Asia Pacific region in the final round in Puerto Rico. It puts great responsibility on my shoulders to perform well and learn from some of the world’s greatest bartenders. I feel extremely privileged and honored as my cocktail will also feature in The Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Book and I thank Bacardi for giving me such a brilliant platform.”

Speaking on this occasion, Manish Seth, Director Marketing, Bacardi India Pvt.Ltd said, “The BACARDI Legacy Cocktail Competition serves as a unique platform for not only young and aspiring bartenders such as Sudam, but also marks the search for the next Bacardi Legacy Drink, something that stands the test of time and is universally embraced for its simplicity and taste. We are confident that his winning cocktail Fly To Cuba will get to feature in the same league as the immensely popular Bacardi Mojito and Bacardi Daquiri. We wish him luck for the Grand Finale in Puerto Rico!”


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