Every year, Patrón invites bartenders from around the world to showcase their skills and share their pursuit of perfectionism. Now the Top 10 finalists in Australia have been named ad you can see the recipes for the drinks they created.
In a competition first, consumers were invited to vote for their favourite creation among the Top 30 cocktails published online on Difford’s Guide.
The three bartenders with the highest public votes made it through to the Top 10, whilst the remaining seven were chosen by Patrón. This year’s competition saw bartenders challenged to develop their creations from an ingredients list that was easily accessible for fans to recreate recipes at home, to accommodate changing social restrictions.
The next round of judging will see an Australian winner announced, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the global final in Jalisco, Mexico. Ongoing restrictions to social conditions due to Covid-19 will see the Australian final conducted in line with relevant health advice, and virtually broadcast globally on the 27th of September via the Patrón Perfectionists Facebook page.
Bacardi-Martini Australia Brand Ambassador and 2017 Patrón Perfectionist finalist, Joseph Chisholm said, “Creativity was at an all-time high this year, the flavour of the cocktail and the story behind were big score factors. The 2021 Top 10 entries really highlight the calibre of bartending talent herein”.
Matt Sykes, Global Commercial Execution for Patrón and founder of the Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition commented: “We’re thrilled to see such talent, passion and innovation. It’s been a tough year for the hospitality industry and this has been a great way for us to support and pioneer bartenders from across the globe. We’re incredibly excited to see how the finals unfold and I’m sure it will be a tough competition.
The winner of each national final will be invited to fly to Mexico in January 2022 for a chance to meet their fellow Perfectionists and compete in the global final at Hacienda Patrón.
Now in its sixth year, the competition has expanded to thirty countries globally and continues to attract an increasing number of skilled mixologists whose creativity and flair knows no bounds.
*We want to thank all of the bartenders for the use of their images & recipes and wish them every success in the competition.