Inspired by family, Thai bartender Praphakorn Konglee and his drink “Out Of Sight’ have taken out the 2021 Bacardi Legacy Grand Final.
With his win, Konglee has created Bacardi Legacy history as Thailand becomes the first-ever market to retain the title for a second year.
Praphakorn’s original BACARDÍ Legacy cocktail Out of Sight combined a delicate combination of BACARDÍ Carta Blanca rum, fresh pineapple, fresh basil, yoghurt, lemon and agave and was inspired by his journey toward fatherhood and the profound personal transformation it brought about.
His presentation to the judges spoke of his development as a bartender as he learned to strive for excellence and take pride in his craft; a progression that culminated this evening on the global stage as his drink was awarded the ultimate accolade by a prestigious team of judges.
Praphakorn works at Find the Locker Room bar in Bangkok and makes history tonight as he is the first BACARDÍ Legacy competitor to retain the title for a competing nation. Thailand won the title in 2019 with Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn’s Pink Me Up; a win that inspired Praphakorn:
“Bringing this title to Thailand for a second year is just amazing,” said Praphakorn. “I’m celebrating here now with my family and am so excited for all the opportunities ahead of me with BACARDÍ, which will allow me to improve as a bartender and make my family proud. It has been such a difficult year, but I am so grateful that we have all been able to complete our Legacy journey together – even though miles apart – tonight.”
“What I loved most about the winning drink was that it was very surprising, and yet also very familiar,” said Grand Final judge Monica Berg. “I loved how Praphakorn connected the ingredients of the drink to his own personal journey, and that this journey was also something we could all relate to. This cocktail is not only a great expression of where he comes from but also a celebration of the new directions that he will take.”
Out of Sight
- 45 ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca rum
- 20 g fresh pineapple (muddled)
- 3-5 basil leaves
- 10 ml yoghurt
- 10 ml lemon juice 10 ml, or 1⁄2 part agave syrup
Instructions – Shake, Glass – Coupe, Garnish – Basil leaf
To watch his presentation video go to Youtube