In the exciting local final of Flor de Caña’s Sustainable Cocktail Challenge, Nguyen Thanh Quang was crowned as champion after competing with 10 bartenders to create COUNTRY’S most spectacular sustainable cocktail.
The competition took place on August 1st at the prestigious Midnight Market in Ho Chi Minh City. The judging panel was composed of renowned industry personalities such as Dustin Phuc Nguyen, Chef Sam Aisbett, and Mixologist Tran Thai Bao. The cocktails were evaluated based on elements such as the history and inspiration behind the cocktail, the use of sustainable ingredients/techniques, and the level of creativity, in addition to its flavor and appearance.
The Three Judges
NGUYEN THANH QUANG took the top spot in the competition with his cocktail SEA TURTLE. In addition to receiving the title of “Flor de Caña’s Most Sustainable Bartender of Vietnam”, Quang will be participating in the Asia Pacific Regional Final of the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge that will take place in November 2023 in Vietnam.
The Winner – Nguyen Thanh Quang
The “Sea Turtle” Cocktail
Furthermore, the winner of the regional final will then go on to the Global Final of the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge that will take place in exotic tropical Nicaragua in 2024 to compete for the title of “Flor de Caña World’s Most Sustainable Bartender” and a US$10,000 cash prize.
Over 30 countries participate in the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge, which is a celebration of Flor de Caña’s historic commitment to sustainability and its way of sharing and promoting these values within the global bartending community. In addition to being the world’s first Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade-certified spirit, its rum is distilled using 100% renewable energy, all CO2 emissions during fermentation are captured and recycled, and the brand has planted 50,000 trees annually since 2005.
The Top 10 Competitors
About Flor de Caña Rum
Flor de Caña is a sustainably produced premium rum that’s Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified. From an 1890 family estate, it’s distilled with 100% renewable energy and naturally aged at the base of an active volcano, without sugar or artificial ingredients. The brand has been honored with the “Ethical Award” by the Spirits Business Awards and the “Environmental Excellence Award” by the Just-Drinks Awards for its leadership in sustainable practices. www.flordecana.com