February will see twelve of the world’s finest bartenders compete for a grand prize of US$10,000 and the prestigious title of Angostura Global Brand Ambassador in the eighth edition of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge.

Contestants must make two cocktails in just seven minutes, a ‘Freestyle Cocktail’ that must feature Angostura orange bitters combined with any type of alcohol, and a ‘Rum Cocktail’ made with one or more of Angostura’s International rums and Angostura aromatic bitters.

Judging the competition will be a world famous panel led by renowned drinks personality, author and leading mixologist, Jeff ‘Beach Bum’ Berry, who was named one of the most influential cocktail personalities of the past century by Imbibe magazine. Cameron Attfield is representing New Zealand in the international competition held in Trinidad and Tobago.