Grand Final Miami – Dictador Rum Competition
Winning cocktail competitions is one of the best ways to showcase your mixing skills and become a recognized bartender.
On Monday, October 29, an incredible final took place at W, South Beach, Miami during which new ideas and ingredients were blended together to create cocktails that make you sigh with delight.
The competitors, selected earlier this year at regional hits in New York, San Francisco, and Miami, proved their artistry in what it takes to be a top bartender.
A panel of judges comprising of Tara Fougner (Co-Founder of Thirsty Mag https://thirstymag.com), Bryan Canales (Bar Lab consulting: https://bar-lab.com), Will Stribling (Dictador Rum Brand Ambassador) and Juan Camilo Barrera (Executive Director ProColombia USA) evaluated not only the competitors’ technique, but also their imagination, creativity, the story behind the cocktail and the correlation with the Dictador brand. Aldo Andres from Faena in Miami took the podium just before Robbie Conroy (China Live, San Francisco) and Jose Ortega (Miami). The special ProColombia prize went to Kabir Akbani (Zuma, Miami). The winner will enjoy a prize of $3,000 and a trip to Cartagena sponsored by the largest Colombian airlines AVIANCA and Conrad Hotel.
Hyatt in Cartagena also invited 2 lucky guests of the competition for an incredible weekend at their resort!