Herrera uses home advantage at Bacardí Legacy

29 April, 2018

Ana Alicia Herrera of Mexico shone in the opening round of semi-finals at Bacardí Legacy 2018, held in Mexico City.

Now in its 10th year, Bacardí Legacy cocktail competition has concluded its first day of semi-finals and Herrera, of P’al Real in Guadalajara, made use of the home advantage.

Herrera’s presentation perceived herself as a witch, an unusual but effective role play which coincided with the theme of her cocktail.

Herrera’s cocktail, Devil Woman, consists of Bacardí Carta Blanca, lemon oleo saccharum, Italian bitter aperitif and Martini extra dry vermouth, which is stirred and served in a goblet.

Each of the 34 bartenders taking part in the competition won their regional heats to earn a spot in the global final, which has been broadcast to more than 60,000 people via Chinese social media channels.

The finalists are challenged to create a cocktail which will create a lasting legacy, like a daiquiri or mojito, which they present in front of a judging panel consisting of industry experts and former champions.

Competitors are judged on the story behind their cocktail as well as its appearance and taste and the judging panel for the semi-finals consists of Gn Chan, Daniele Dalla Pola, Pamela Wiznitzer and Benjamin Padrón Novoa.

After two days of semi-finals, eight bartenders will make it through to the grand final which will be judged by Alex Kratena, Ivy Mix, José Sanchez Gavito and Ran Van Ongevalle on Tuesday, 1 May.

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