UK entries open for Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

24th August, 2017 by Annie Hayes

Angostura rum has opened entries for the UK leg of this year’s Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, at the same time revealing plans to hold the global final during Carnival in Trinidad early next year.

Angostura has opened entries for the UK leg of this year’s Cocktail Challenge

Entrants are tasked with creating two modern classic cocktails – an ‘original rum cocktail’ using at least 30ml of one of Angostura’s rums, as well as either Angostura Aromatic Bitters or Angostura Orange Bitters, or both; and an amaro-based cocktail, containing Amaro di Angostura, and also including one of Angostura’s bitters.

Bartenders must also submit a video presenting their original rum cocktail, and a written entry of up to 200 words about the future of rum drinks in bars.

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by late September, with the UK final taking place in late October. The grand final will be hosted at Trinidad Carnival on 11 February 2018, with a US$10,000 cash prize and a two-year contract as Angostura global brand ambassador up for grabs.

Earlier this month, Angostura revived its distribution partnership with Distell in the UK, ending a deal with Cellar Trends.

Fraser Thornton, Distell’s European managing director said: “I am delighted we have been able to re-acquaint ourselves with Angostura to distribute their exceptional rum and bitters portfolio throughout the UK supported by exciting events such as the world-renowned Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge. This further strengthens the range of brands we have to offer the trade and consumers.”

UK bartenders can enter at, with entries closing on 10 September.

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