Wenneker Swizzle Masters Rum Punch finalists 2017

21st February, 2017 by admin

The Spirits Business celebrated the return of the revamped Wenneker Swizzle Masters cocktail competition by asking bartenders to craft a cracking rum punch.

Mahiki’s head bartender Timmy Falzon

For the first 2017 round of The Wenneker Swizzle Masters, bartenders were tasked with creating an original party punch using either Bacardi Carta Blanca or Bacardi Carta Negra with at least a dash of any Wenneker Liqueur.

Judges gathered at London nightclub Mahiki, where head bartender Timmy Falzon crafted the top 10 selected recipes to their exact specifications. Fabiano Latham, Reyka vodka brand ambassador; Stephen Rutherford, rum development specialist at William Grant & Sons UK; Georgi Madev, bar manager at Mahiki; Chloe Beral, events director at The Drinks Business and Kristiane Sherry, editor of The Spirits Business, were charged with tasting the shortlisted recipes.

The results of this heat will be published in the March 2017 edition of The Spirits Business magazine.

The format has evolved for 2017, resulting in three bigger rounds throughout the year, with three finalists from each round making it through to the grand final in November.

Think your cocktails are up to scratch? The deadline for the next heat, Breakfast Martini, is on 2 May. Enter online now at www.swizzlemasters.com.

Click through the following pages to view finalists’ recipes in the Rum Punch heat of The Wenneker Swizzle Masters 2017. 

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