Recuerdo and Zignum Mezcal Competitors Entry Deadline: Midnight, April 14th, 2023
The debut competitors for El Recuerdo Abocado Con Gusano and Zignum Reposado mezcals, hosted by Love Drinks, was one in every of 2022’s finest comps. BarLifeUK toured the UK judging with the Love Drinks crew, and have been knocked out by the standard of the cocktails and the hassle that everybody put into their shows on the heats – it’s apparent that bartenders are nonetheless very a lot in love with and impressed by all issues agave.
Final 12 months’s comp was a double-header, which means bartenders might create an entry for both or each of the mezcal liquids, with everybody competing collectively. Nevertheless the response to the competitors was such that this 12 months El Recuerdo Abocado Con Gusano and Zignum Reposado are every being given their very own stand-alone competitors, in order that extra bartenders can get entangled with every warmth., though you may in fact nonetheless enter each if the spirit strikes you – the heats might be on consecutive days in close by cities to make double entries as simple as doable.
Because the Love Drinks Mezcal Competitors itself grows in scope, so does the variety of prizes on supply. The outright winner of each the El Recuerdo and Zignum competitions will every obtain a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Oaxaca, no small factor whenever you learn Simon Webster’s write-up of the 2022 winners’ journey, which he described as among the finest he’s ever been on.
And, in a brand new improvement for 2023, the runner-up from every competitors might be whisked away to Barcelona, as a part of a bar change. So, in comparison with final 12 months, an entry for the 2023 El Recuerdo and Zignum comp is twice as more likely to win you a seat on a aircraft that’s heading someplace heat and delightful.
How To Enter
You’re welcome to enter a drink for both or each of the liquids, and the foundations are quite simple – your cocktail should include a minimal of 30ml of your chosen mezcal (El Recuerdo Abocado Con Gusano or Zignum Reposado) and have a most of 1 home-made ingredient. Your drink and presentation needs to be based mostly across the following theme/s:
El Recuerdo Abocado Con Gusano – Have fun the flavours of Oaxaca and conventional mezcal. For these bartenders who get impressed by style and flavour that is your probability to deep dive into all that Mexico and mezcal supply.
Zignum Reposado – Specializing in the historical past of Oaxaca and traditions of its inhabitants. For these bartenders who discover inspiration within the tales and historical past of a area, tradition or spirit that is your alternative to find about one of the fascinating cultures on this planet.
When the entry deadline has handed, the entire entries might be paper-judged and the profitable bartenders might be invited to compete at their nearest regional warmth, with the judges scoring every drink and presentation in opposition to the next standards:
- Style: 50 factors
- Visible Enchantment: 10 factors
- Aroma: 5 factors
- Hitting the temporary: 10 factors
- Presentation: 25 factors