Angostura, known worldwide for their aromatic bitters, has established an annual Global Cocktail Challenge which brings together fifteen mixologists from around the world, from such far off places as South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Russia, and Kansas City. Each mixologist was tasked with creating two cocktails, a freestyle cocktail using Angostura's bitters, and a rum drink featuring one of Angostura's rums.
Tales of the Cocktail is the cocktail equivalent of the Super Bowl. Tales of the Cocktail has taken the show on the road with Tales of the Cocktail on Tour in Vancouver, BC.
Just because the leaves are changing colors and beginning to fall doesn't mean that you need to abandon the spirits that are typically associated with warmer months. Tequila and gin lovers can happily continue sipping on these great spirits long into the winter.
When it comes to making cocktails at home, it can be downright challenging to make anything beyond the standard spirit and a mixer. There's a reason why people drink Jack and Coke, Vodka and Soda, Gin and Tonic, and anything and Redbull - they are all extremely easy to make and don't take any special gear.
Competition for The Best American Brand Ambassador award at this year's Tales of The Cocktail was fierce, and when the dust settled it was Jacques Bezuidenhout who was on top. We caught up with Jacques to get his thoughts about what it takes to be an award-winning brand ambassador.