Combine, sip and save the planet: Flor De Caña unveils the ten Singapore finalists for its Sustainable Cocktail Problem 2023

Mix, sip and save the planet: Flor De Caña unveils the 10 Singapore finalists for its Sustainable Cocktail Challenge 2023
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Meet the Singapore contenders strutting their finest sustainable methods on the Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Problem 2023.

Are you sport for a splash of sustainability in your cocktail? Properly, so is Flor De Caña, the rum model that’s shaking issues up with the return of its annual Sustainable Cocktail Problem 2023. This isn’t your typical bartending showdown. Bars and eating places from across the globe – together with over 200 institutions in Southeast Asia and greater than 10 bars in Singapore – problem their abilities by whipping up ingenious sustainable Flor De Caña 12 cocktails utilizing artistic methods and upcycling components. A part of the factors throughout the marketing campaign was to showcase their creations on the menu from 1 to 31 July 2023.

Flor De Caña’s Sustainable Cocktail Problem 2023

After a digital judging spherical, the highest 10 Singapore finalists will throw down their mixology magic on 28 August at The Bar @ 15 Stamford. However that’s only the start – our native champ will strut their stuff within the APAC regional finals in Vietnam (30 October to 2 November 2023). And in the event that they’ve obtained the gusto, it’s off to Nicaragua for the worldwide finals in 2024. The massive prize? Not simply bragging rights, however Flor De Caña World’s Most Sustainable Bartender title and a candy prize of US$10,000.

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Meet the ten bartenders elevating the bar with sustainable concoctions

Gibson’s Forest Farmer; Evening Hawk’s Dawn Hereafter. Images: Flor De Cana

After a complete month of sippin’, the crème de la crème has emerged – our prime 10 finalists. From seasoned champs to recent faces, it was a mixology showdown.

Again within the sport is final yr’s native champ, Jez Carreon from Workers Solely. He brings the warmth with My Redemption – closed-loop concoction made with home made cherry wine, espresso tincture, and a splash of infused Cascara tea vermouth. We’re additionally thrilled to see Joe Ngui from Gibson make the record. He attracts inspiration from his Sarawak roots, taking a web page out of Malaysia’s mighty hornbill. Figs, tonic, and leftover lemon juice are changed into a magical cordial. The combo is then mixed with home made purple wine that’s lowered with mango seeds and pores and skin.

Shayla Lee’s creation, Dawn Hereafter from Evening Hawk, is a toast to recent begins. Mango takes centre stage on this vibrant mix, teaming up with the daring kick of inexperienced pepper infusion. The 20-year-old works her magic with each a part of the mango, from sous vide mango seeds absorbing a chilli tincture to a pleasant mango chip and chutney garnish.

Manhattan; Smoke & Mirrors. Images: Flor De Cana

Zachary Ibrahim from Kafe Utu brings a spirited twist to custom with Ubuntu’s Harvest, paying homage to a spiced Previous Common. The star is the excess plantain, infused with fragrant cinnamon and occasional bean by way of the chilly brew approach. It’s served in a singular cube-shaped glass crafted from upcycled supplies, and paired with coasters ingeniously repurposed from further material.

Different contenders embrace Final Phrase’s Rise and Shine by Lam Ho Yung, Manhattan’s Peel Model New conceptualised by Kelvin Saquilayan, and Gibson’s second entry Summer time’s Peak by Chloe Reina Cheong. Plus, Smoke & Mirrors’ Wong Wee Siong’s distinctive tackle a roti cana, Domesticate the Roots – a Sugarhall entry from Dawson Lim, and Writers Bar’s Solace, created by Nicholas Alexander.

Singapore continues to amaze us with its vibrant mixology wizards

Whereas the Singapore finals on August twenty eighth at The Bar @ 15 Stamford isn’t open to the general public, we’re excited to find who will rise because the victor and convey Singapore’s title to the forefront within the world finals. If you happen to’re curious to expertise these proficient bartenders and their progressive creations exterior of this sequence, contemplate paying a go to to their respective bars – you may simply discover a new favorite drink!

Flor De Cana’s Sustainable Cocktail Problem 2023, uncover the highest 10 Singapore finalists at their respective bars