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Angostura World Cocktail Competitors 2014 Highlights


Angostura World Cocktail Competitors 2014

The reminiscences stay recent in my thoughts after witnessing one in all best, if not the final word, rum cocktail competitors recognized. Simply over per week in the past, 11 finalists, every representing the best of their craft, from all over the world, descended upon Trinidad. Their function? To compete within the extremely acclaimed Angostura World Cocktail Competitors for $10,000 USD and a two yr contract as Angostura’s World Model Ambassador. Their showmanship and cocktail mastery could also be finest captured of their cocktail’s aromas and flavors whereas experiencing the present from behind the bar. Whereas this isn’t all the time potential, a collection of images highlighting the play-by-play motion gives a teaser to and recap of the quantity of superior that went down, fairly actually at Aria. Let’s have a look!

First up is James ‘Sugarfoot’ Goggin of New Zealand!

Not a straightforward place being first, however this was a powerful begin for positive. 

Left to Proper: Down the Islands (Rum) & Elementary (Freestyle) 
Every competitor needed to current two authentic cocktails containing Angostura Bitters. One cocktail could embrace a base spirit of selection (Freestyle) whereas the second required use of an Angostura Rum (Rum). Moreover, two of every cocktail needed to be ready for submission to the panel of judges inside seven minutes! 

 Subsequent up, Rohan Hackshaw of Barbados!

How about that stunning zest?!

Passionate Thyme (Freestyle)

Third in line, was Mike Tomasic of Australia!

Muscatel clusters & tobacco leaves oh my!

Olympia (Freestyle)
Massive Hen (Rum)

How a few have a look at the Judges!

Left to Proper: Daniyel Jones, Ian Burrell, Julie Reiner, Philip Duff & Carol Homer-Caesar

Subsequent up, Nazar Makarov of Russia!

An excellent efficiency set to music with aptitude bartending and extra…

Rum Story (Rum)

…like ristretto espresso, marchpan syrup and 100% cocoa. Yum!

Tiramisu (Freestyle)

fifth in line and representing the USA was Yani M Frye!

He really made 4 completely different cocktails representing sequential levels of attraction between two folks; shaking 4 abruptly! Oh, and this was underneath the seven minute restrict!!

The Morning After, The Room Key, Lasting Impression (Freestyle) & A Kiss Goodbye (Rum)

Getting thirsty but?

Subsequent up, Barbaro Giraldes Portieles of Cuba!

Don Portieles (Freestyle) & Trinidad Farandula (Rum)

Admittedly, I used to be not in a position to style all of them, however I did occur to style a couple of in between some superb appetizers compliments of Aria. Scrumptious!

Subsequent up was Panagiotis Giovanis of Greece!

Hearth it up!

Left to Proper: Secure Home (Rum) & Scarlet Ibis (Freestyle)

Subsequent up, Shane Mulvany of Canada!

Elegant presentation with a butterfly garnish…

Kiss of the Butterfly (Rum)

Mate Csaltos of the UK!

Inventive model and charisma!

Stunning Yr (Rum)

Subsequent up, Denzel Heath of South Africa!

Wolverine? Maybe, and a finely dressed one I’ll add.

Ribe’s Cobbler (Rum)

 It’s superb listening to the tales behind the elements used, not to mention the eye to element that goes into executing the weather of every cocktail. What a present!

Final up, Kester Blake of Trinidad and Tobago!

This man can shake it!

Calypso Rose (Freestyle)

The judges fastidiously deliberated and winners had been introduced. The professionalism and comradeship of the rivals had been admirable. 

And the winners are….

Left to Proper: Mate Csaltos, Michael Tomasic and Nazar Makarov

Grand Prize: Michael Tomasic – Freestyle Cocktail “Olympia” winner
2nd Place: Nazar Makarov – Rum Cocktail  “Rum Story” winner
third Place: Mate Csaltos

Congratulations to all of the winners!!!

Angostura CEO Mr. Robert Wong & Grand Prize Winner Michael Tomasic

Afterparty!!

All 11 Finalists and the beautiful Giselle Laronde-West

Cheers!!!

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