Flor de Caña rum have opened registrations for their second annual Sustainable Cocktail Challenge.
Bartenders will be challenged to find innovative ways to create impressive cocktails using sustainable methods and ingredients.
More than 30 countries will be involved this year and all entrants will have access to courses and training sessions on sustainability and ethical practices taught by industry experts.
One winner will be selected from each participating country and will go on to compete in Thailand this October.
The next stage will then see one regional winner compete in the global finale in February 2023, located in Nicaragua.
In Nicaragua, the winner will receive the title of Flor de Caña World’s Most Sustainable Bartender and take home $10,000 USD in prize money.
Flor de Caña will bring on new Australian Ambassador Mitch Townsend who has over 11 years of hospitality experience.
Townsend has worked in venues such as Nick and Nora’s in Melbourne and Cash Only Diner in Sydney.
“This is one of many programs initiated by Flor de Caña encouraging bartending
communities across the globe to find ways to integrate greener practices and a sustainable ethos,” says Townsend.
“We’re excited to see the creativity the challenge stirs up, and look forward to seeing the innovations that the Australian bar scene brings to the table.”
Last year’s winner was Manachain Monaghan, owner of Below Stairs Bar in Leeds UK, with his drink Steamship.
The cocktail used home-made cacao and lime bitters, coffee liquor made from reused Nicaraguan coffee beans, Fair Trade certified sugar, saline solution and Flor de Caña 12 Year Rum.
Registrations for the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge in Australia will close on 30 June.
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