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Global Cocktail Challenge




The best Mixologists in the World Meet in Trinidad
Meet the Finalists! Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2014! (Part 1)
Meet the Finalists! Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2014! (Part 2)
Meet the Judges! Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2014!




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Port of Spain Trinidad, Thursday 23rd February, 2012. David Delaney Jnr from the USA is the winner of the 2012 Angostura® aromatic bitters Global Cocktail Challenge. He was also the winner of the freestyle category in the competition. The final which was held in Port of Spain in Trinidad on Carnival Sunday, welcomed some of the most talented mixologists from around the globe including; USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, China, South Africa, Malaysia, India, South America, the Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago. Second place,and winner of the rum category, went to Rikki Carter from New Zealand with Jamaal Bowen from the Caribbean (Barbados) placing third.

David Delaney Jr. - Winner

Freestyle Cocktail: On Second Thought

1½ oz Laird's Applejack
½ oz Benedictine 
½ oz Cherry Heering Liqueur 
½ oz Maple Syrup (medium grade "A") 
¾ oz Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice 
5 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters

Glass: 5 oz Coupe

Garnish: Cinnamon dusted dehydrated lemon wheel

Method: Add all ingredients into mixing tin, add ice, shake and strain into pre-chilled coupe. Garnish and serve.

Rum Cocktail: Five Island Fizz

1½ oz Angostura® 5 Year Gold Rum 
¾ oz Velvet Falemum 
½ oz Fresh squeezed lime juice 
¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 
1½ oz Barrits Ginger Beer 
5 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters

Glass: 12 ox Collins Glass.

Garnish: Lime Wheel wrapped around a Luxardo Cherry

Method: Add rum, falernum, lime, and maraschino into mixing tin. Add ice, shake briefly and strain into Collins glass. Add ginger beer, fill with crushed ice and dash bitters to float on top. Garnish and serve.

Rikki Carter - 2nd and rum category winner

Freestyle Cocktail: Gregor's Legacy

40 ml Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old  
20 ml Mandarin Napoleon 
30 ml Mandarin Juice
5 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters
10 ml Lemon Juice
1 bar spoon caster sugar

Glass: Coupe

Garnish: N/A

Method: Add all ingredients to mixing glass with ice. Shake vigorously and present in a coupe cocktail glass.

Rum Cocktail: Johann's Bittered Sling

30 ml Angostura® 1919 rum 
20 ml Suze 
5 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters 
10 ml Licor 43 
10 ml Fresh squeezed lime juice 
50 ml Limonatta

Glass: Collins

Garnish: Lemon Zest

Method: Build in a cocktail glass adding all ingredients, ice and bitters. Stir well and garnish with lemon zest.

Jamaal Bowen - 3rd place

Freestyle Cocktail: Farmer's Affair

4 oz Orange Vodka
3 oz Kola Tonic
3 oz Bell Pepper Syrup
6 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
Juice of a lime
12 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters

Glass: Pilsner Glass

Garnish: Bell pepper & pineapple skewers

Method: Place all ingredients (except bitters) into a large mixing glass and mix gently; place ice into pilsner glass and dash bitters on. Pour cocktail over ice, stir garnish and serve.

Rum Cocktail: Siegert's Quest

3 oz Angostura® 1919 rum
1½ oz Falernum
10 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters
8 dashes Angostura® orange bitters
8 sage leaves
4 oz Mango juice

Glass: Lowball glass.

Garnish: Mango slices & sage leaves

Method: Muddle sage in a mixing glass with aromatic bitters and orange bitters. Add all other ingredients and ice then shake vigorously. Double strain into lowball glass the garnish & serve.