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One more night for this pearl

 

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I’ll be the first to admit, I’m late to the party on this one.

For the past six days the crew at Black Pearl have been part of a collaboration with Bacardi, leading up to tonight’s Legacy Cocktail competition final.

What it means for you is a list of 10 Bacardi cocktails, including Fred Siggins’ excellent Empire of Dreams, are up for grabs from one of the most talented bar teams in the country.

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Get down there tonight to try some of these great drinks and stick around for the party when the Australian winner of tonights Legacy comp is announced.

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In case you’ve never been, the Black Pearl can be found on Brunswick St in Fitzroy, number 305.IMG_5890 IMG_5893 IMG_5902

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Bacardi Legacy: 5 most promising in Australia

legacyGreat to see Bacardi bringing their global comp to Antipodean shores, with the countries top 25 contestans being whittled down to five for a shot at glory and a trip to Mother Russia.

David Nguyen-Luu, Fred Siggins, James Irvine, Marco Nunes, and Niall Maurici were selected from the 25 shortlisted semi-finalists in a search for five incredible cocktails able to emulate the legacy of great drinks like the Original BACARDÍ Daiquiri and the Original BACARDÍ Mojito.

One of the greatest aspects of the Bacardi Legacy competition, aside from its presence in Australia and New Zealand, is the focus on creating a drink that has the potential to be a classic. While it could be all brand wank, the drinks that have won are usually simple, balanced and clean.

Like many comps these days, they’ve added a commercial element to this one. With the top five each getting $5k to market their offers, hopefully we’ll see some innovation here too. Get in before March to try them out.

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1. David Nguyen-Luu from Rockpool Bar & Grill – Perth
2. Fred Siggins from Black Pearl – Melbourne
3. James Irvine from Hinky Dinks – Sydney
4. Marco Nunes from Papa Jack’s – Brisbane
5. Niall Maurici from IXL Long Bar – Hobart

The finals are in Sydney on the 4th of March, with the winner winging his way to Moscow for the global final.

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2013

If there are three things that are true about cocktail contests around the world, it’s that not enough are held on beautiful rum producing islands, the drinks that win are far beyond the average home enthusiast’s ability to produce and that nowhere near enough are won by the talented women working behind bars around the globe.

Kudos then, to the Barcardi Legacy Cocktail comp, for rectifying these three in one fell swoop.

Check the video above, and go and buy some Cynar (seriously, why not name non marque products and make it easier for everyone) and Grenadine and get amongst.

1-29THE KNIGHT CUP
by Elizaveta Evdokimova, Russia

1 1/2 parts Bacardi Superior
2/3 part artichoke liqueur
1/3 part pomegranate liqueur
1/6 part simple syrup

Stir with ice, and strain into small tumbler over block ice. Garnish with a twist of ‘pomegranate leather’.922811_125885490938862_1621424125_n

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