By Andy Young

Patrón Tequila is once again on the global search for a bartender to create ‘a cocktail worthy of perfection’.

The Patrón Perfectionist cocktail competition is now open, with Australian entries closing at midnight on Friday 21 July. This year’s competition will see the top 18 cocktails selected for three regional heats taking place in early September, with six regional winners competing at the Australian finals in Melbourne on October 14.

The Australian winner will then head to Mexico in January to compete in the semi-finals and hopefully the final, against bartenders from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, China, The UAE, Israel, Mexico, Canada and the UK.

Last year’s Australian winner, Nick Cozens of Eau de Vie, said: “The Patrón Perfectionists competition was a once in a lifetime experience for me. From the day we arrived in beautiful Sydney for the national final to the global finals in Mexico where we visited some of the best bars and restaurants on the planet. Not to mention the Hacienda Patrón and how I was completely eclipsed by the three days spent there, the friends I made on the trip and experiences I had will last a lifetime.”

Lee Applbaum, Chief Marketing Officer, Patrón Spirits International added: “We are proud to see the competition return on this scale, bringing new, up-and-coming talent to the bar with fresh ideas on what it takes to be a Patrón Perfectionist. 

“The bartender community is a global community, brought together by a common pursuit for pure excellence in crafting drinks and delivering an experience for their guests. This year, as ever, the bar is raised and we are excited to discover mixologists who experiment with the flavour profiles and versatility of Patrón Tequila and who understand and share our values.”

Bartenders can enter the competition by heading to the Patrón Perfectionist website

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