The winning entry of the 2016 Havana Club Grand Prix Cocktail Competition by Amauri of Cuba. Ingredients- bitter orange cane sugar juice juiced live on stage 7 year old @_havanaclub honey essence of Cuba tropical fruit bitters and tobacco leaf. A Cuban has never before won this international competition and Amauri can't wait to travel the world to learn from others and in his words work for a better future. #HCCGP16
Dove Dispatch 1 1/2 ounces tequila 1/2 ounce Campari 1 ounce grapefruit juice 3/4 ounce red bell pepper simple syrup soda, to top Garnish: chili salt rim (sea salt, smoked paprika, chili flakes and lime zest)
Learning how to pair Cuban local ingredients with @_havanaclub rum. Contestants in the Havana Club Grand Prix Cocktail Competition were taken to a local market to explore Cuban flavours to incorporate into their cocktail entries!
Today marks the start of the 2016 Havana Club Grand Prix Cocktail Competition!! Bartenders from around the world competed to be here and now the finalists are here to fight for the title. The theme of this year: Cuban Culture. Cocktails must clearly link the contestants own culture to Cuban. I'm here to cover that and can't wait to see what they come up with! Here's a photo of all the contestants in Revolution Square here in Havana!