On May 23, 2017, BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition will see 38 of the world’s finest bartenders come together in Berlin to compete for the 2017 championship title.

Representing the U.S. are Darnell Holguin, of New York City, and Ryan Wainwright, of Los Angeles.

Holguin and Wainwright are the two National Finalists of the sixth annual USBG Legacy Cocktail Showcase sponsored by BACARDÍ rum. Held on February 13th, in Miami, FL, Holguin and Wainwright duked it out with other contestants from around the country to mix up the next timeless classic rum cocktail. Holguin won with his “It Was All A Dream” cocktail, while Wainwright won with his “Playa Fortuna” cocktail.

During the global competition in May, Holguin and Wainwright will compete against international finalists for a chance to win the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition and write their own chapter in BACARDÍ rum’s extraordinary and enduring history. Major Lazer’s Jillionaire will also be at the competition grand finals to bring the Sound of Rum to life and make a special industry announcement.

As one of the most highly regarded competitions in the industry, the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition not only features the best of the best bartending talent, but serves to help foster career growth amongst the participants and help them make their stamp in cocktail history.

It Was All a Dream

It Was All a Dream

It Was All A Dream

By Darnell Holguin

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts BACARDĺ Ocho
  • 2 parts Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 parts Passion Fruit Condensed Milk*
  • 1 1/3 parts Averna
  • 1/4 parts Allspice Dram
  • Mint Spring and orange wheel for garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a tin cup with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange wheel and a fresh mint sprig.

*Passion Fruit Condensed Milk

Combine 355ml passionfruit puree, 355ml of granulated sugar and 240ml evaporated milk


Playa Fortuna

Playa Fortuna

Playa Fortuna

By Ryan Wainwright

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts BACARDÍ Superior
  • 3/4 parts Lime Juice
  • 3/4 Coconut Cordial*
  • 1/4 parts Falernum
  • 4 drops Tartaric Acid**
  • Edible Flower for Garnish

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a Nik & Nora glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

*Coconut Cordial

Equal parts by weight coconut water and white sugar

**Tartaric Acid

1 part Cream of Tartar and 5 parts Water