The 2020 Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition, meant to be held in Miami in May, has been postponed indefinitely due to the global Covid-19 virus.
‘In coordination with our local authorities and public health officials Bacardí has made this decision to safeguard the health and well-being of everyone involved in the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition – from our finalists to our hotel and bar partners,’ said Ned Duggan, the brand’s global senior vice president.
‘We are working on plans to continue to shine a spotlight on the 2020 Legacy finalists, their Legacy cocktails and their bars around the world and will update with more details soon,’ added Jacob Briars, global advocacy director.
George Hunter, South Africa’s representative, looks forward to representing his country against the other 13 hopefuls when the time comes.
Of his Cazador cocktail, which secured his place, Hunter said, ‘The idea of a legacy is to leave something behind that people can use as inspiration or remember you by. My drink and story is to remind people, never to give up on their dreams, never to give up on themselves and to always push forward no matter how hard it seems. Anything and everything is achievable if you put your heart and soul into it.’
Pretty apt words, given the circumstances. We wish Hunter the best of luck.
The Cazador Cocktail
60ml Bacardi Reserva Ocho
30ml lime juice
15ml maple syrup
10ml Crème de Cassis
Rinse a Nick & Nora/coupe glass in absinthe. Shake the remaining ingredients with ice, then fine strain into the glass. Garnish with dehydrated lime wheel or lime zest.