Bacardi U Mix Student Bartending Competition Year 4

Last February 18, 2017, Pinoytender Management Consultancy in cooperation with Bacardi-Martini Philippines staged the Bacardi U-Mix Student Bartending Competition, a bartending competition for students that focuses on the “talking bartender” and that ultimate cocktail. This is the culminating activity of their program which is now on its 4th year. This event was held at the Hive Hotel and Convention Place in Quezon City.

The judges for this competition were the following:

Adrian Gearing – Training director for Holland America Lines

Jerry Miranda – Head Bartender of Revel, BGC

Nino Cruz- Trade Ambassador Bacardi Philippines

Ito Zamora – Customer Marketing Manager Philippines

Mitchell Kai Lum – Southeast Asia Brand Ambassador Bacardi

For this year, Bacardi U Mix included the following Universities:

University of Baguio

University of the Cordilleras

Saint Louis University

Far Eastern University

University of Santo Tomas

Philippine Cultural College

Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila

Lyceum of the Philippines University Cavite

De La Salle University Dasmarinas

Manila Tytana College

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The competition was a tough one as 17 students all did their best to present to the crowd their own drink. It was delightful to see the creativity of these students this year as some used malunggay, persimmon, ilang-ilang, pandan foam, chilli pepper and tobacco infused syrup to name a few. But In the end there could only be 3 winners

1st place – Vince Joseph Uy – Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila – “Recuerdo”

2nd place – Camille DeidreeChing – Philippine Cultural College –“Eduardo”

3rd place –Claude Ansell Delima- “Sweet Memoire”

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All of them got trophies, cash, gift packs and certificates c/o Bevtools (Major Sponsor), Bacardi and Holland America Lines. is the Official Media Partner of this event.

As Richie Cruz, co-producer of Bacardi U-Mix said in his closing remarks, “as long as there are students who aspire to be future bartenders, there will always be Bacardi. Bacardi U Mix is our bridge to Bacardi Legacy.”

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