Annual Angostura International Cocktail Challenge

They’ve got the bitters, they’ve got the rum, and they’ve got one of the most vibrant cultures in the world – all Angostura needs now is for one bartender to pull that all together in two world-beating cocktails. And that bartender could be you

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a trip to Trinidad, home of Angostura, to compete in the Global Final of the Annual Angostura International Cocktail Challenge  then you need to enter now.

Not only will the winner compete in the Global Final which will be held in Trinidad where they will get to visit the Angostura distillery on the Caribbean island of Trinidad – they will also get the unique opportunity to blend their own rum with the help of Angostura’s master blender. And when all the hard work is done there will be plenty of time left to explore the island’s miles of coral reefs, pink sandy beaches and lush mountains, and possibly even pull a limbo move or two. 

To enter, you simply need to submit two entirely original cocktails, one using Angostura Bitters and one with Angostura Rum, and come up with an attention-grabbing name for each one. The 30 best entries will then be whittled down to a single winner representing their country/ continent, who will go head-to-head with bartenders in front of the crowd at Trinidad to see who will wine in the Global Final in Trinidad.

So. You’ve got a bottle of Angostura Bitters on your backbar. What’s stopping you? Time to get mixing, we think.


The Challenge:
Create two entirely original, world-beating cocktails both made with Angostura® aromatic bitters, one featuring Angostura Rum, and one Freestyle!

The Competitors:
Hundreds of Bartenders and mixologists competed in Europe, North America, South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, Africa, India and Trinidad and Tobago. The Finalists won the opportunity to come to Trinidad, visit the famous bitters museum, the Rum Distillery, blend rum with Angostura’s master blender, play ’Mas in Harts, and to attend Panorama and cricketing legend Brian Lara's Fete!

The Finalists:
Ten bartenders from around the world: Australia, Europe, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Barbados, the USA, India and Trinidad and Tobago, will compete for the coveted title of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Champion.

The Grand Prize:
US$10,000 US and a year-long contract as Angostura’s global brand ambassador.

The Finalists will shake, stir, toss, spin and pour… at the World Finals of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, March 6th, 2011!

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