Bartenders from all over Europe
Over 200 talented bartenders, coming from all over Europe, entered this year’s Bobby’s Cocktail Competition. Although we would have loved to have shared a cocktail with them face to face, we are happy and proud that they could join us digitally to represent Italy, Germany, Belgium and Spain and present their amazing cocktails with our gin or genever.
For this live digital edition we had the jury and last year’s Global Winner Erik Beeftink hosting the Semi-Finals in The Foodhallen in Rotterdam on one side and the contestants at home or in their (closed) bar on the other. As homemade ingredients were flown in from all over Europe, Erik had his work cut out for him to recreate all the contestants’ cocktails. The cocktail creations were shaken on both ends simultaneaously and juried by a Dutch jury consisting of the grandsons and Daryl Lieuw-On of the Rumah and a jury from the contestant’s country. A unique experience that resulted in some pretty amazing winners (and cocktails!).