November 11, 2014

East Coast Bartenders to Advance to the USBG National Legacy Cocktail Competition

History is in the making once again after Monday evening’s BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition where local New York bartender, Enzo Cangemi, Miami based bartender, Julio Carbrera and Boston’s Ran Duan were awarded a spot in the national finals slated to take place in Miami, Florida, in February 2015.

Enzo Cangemi’s “Pura Passion,” Julio Carbrera’s “Rumbero” and Ran Duan’s “Father’s Advice” were deemed cocktails with Legacy potential for their balance, flavor, quality of ingredients and aesthetic appeal by a panel of judges with strong ties to the craft cocktail community. Please see below for cocktail recipes:

Award Winning Cocktail Recipes:
Enzo Cangini of New York, NY


· 1 ¼ parts BACARDÍ Gold

· ¼ parts Martini Gran Lusso

· ¾ part hibiscus tea

· 5 chopped radicchio leaves

· ½ part lemon juice

· ½ part radish simple syrup

· Pour lemon juice and radish simple syrup** into a shaker

· Add 5 chopped radicchio leaves and muddle it

· Add Hibiscus tea, Martini Gran Lusso and finally Bacardi gold

· Shake vigorously for a few sec and double strain it into a coupe

· Garnish with radish and radicchio

· **muddle 1 radish into a cup of water, boiling it for 15 min and add white sugar, 1/1 ratio

Julio Cabrera of Miami, FL


· 1 ½ parts BACARDÍ Gold

· ¾ part Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao a la vanille

· ¾ part Fresh squeeze Lime Juice

· ¼ part Noilly Prat Ambre Vermouth

· 2 dashes Bittermens Coffee Bitters

· A sprinkle of grated coffee on top

· Shake all the ingredients with ice (except the grated coffee) and strain into a Cocktail glass

· Sprinkle grated coffee on top

Ran Duan of Woburn, MA


· 1 ½ parts BACARDÍ Gold

· ½ part Punt E Mes

· ½ part Cardamaro

· ½ part Amontillado

· ½ part Sherry Lustau

· ¼ part Creme De Banana Giffard

· Combine All Ingredients and stir

· Dilute 20% pour in Chilled Coupe

· Garnish with Orange Swath
The Legacy Cocktail Showcase challenges bartenders to inspire the next generation of classic rum cocktails using BACARDĺ Superior and BACARDĺ Gold rums; drinks that will become as revered as the BACARDÍ Daiquirí and the BACARDÍ Mojito.

Cangemi, Carbrera and Duan will join regional winners from the competitions during Portland Cocktail Week and in Los Angeles at the U.S. finals of the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition where they will compete for a chance to present their “legacy cocktail” in the global showcase in Sydney, Australia, in May of 2015.

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