South Africa’s Top 24 cocktail bars have been accepted into an international club of the globe’s finest cocktail establishments after being selected by Diageo World Class regional ambassadors.
From late November 2013 to early March 2014, bartenders from these top cocktail establishments will be afforded the chance to mix it out for the honour to represent South Africa in the prestigious Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2014 World Finals, the world’s most revered mixology competition.
Below is the list of stellar cocktail emporiums nominated to enter the regional finals.
The Top 24 cocktail bars in SA are:
Asoka, Bascule, Buena Vista, Café Caprice, Casa Del Sol, DearMe (Tjing Tjing), HQ, One&Only, The Orphanage and Piano Bar.
The Maslow Hotel, The Michelangelo, Signature Restaurant, OCD, Café Della Salute, Mark Anthony at Emperor’s Palace and Elevate.
The Elangeni & Maharani, Fairmont Hotel, Harry's Cocktail Bar, Connor's Bar, Frank's Bar, Bertoua,The Chairman, Havana Grill, Unity Bar and the Oysterbox Hotel.
Along with a stringent qualifying process, the contestants from these fine cocktail establishments will be put through their paces in a selection process to ensure that they have what it takes to compete on the global stage in pursuit of the coveted title of World’s Best Mixologist.
Congratulations to all the bars nominated and all the best to the bartenders competing in the regional finals.