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Bacardi Cruise Competition winners

The Fourth Bacardi Cruise Competition winners were announced at an exclusive, private Awards Gala at on Fisher Island, Florida. Selected from a group of 10 semi-finalists (five cocktail and five culinary), the two grand prize winners each received the prestigious honour as well as cash scholarships, presented in cooperation with competition partner the Marine Hotel Association.
Greger Lindberg, bar manager of Viking Cinderella, was named the Bacardi Bartender of the Year for his Rocks/Highball cocktail, Jinx and Alex Hekimov, Pastry  Chef of Silversea Cruises, received the Bacardi Chef of the Year title for his dessert, Citrus and Bacardi Indulgence.

Bartender of the Year

Rocks/Highball Cocktail
Greger Lindberg, Viking Line
Jinx, inspired by Bombay Sapphire Gin

Cocktail Category Winners

Martini Cocktail
Larysa Shlyapina, Cunard Line
Appearance Martini Cocktail, inspired by Grey Goose La Poire flavoured vodka

Signature Cocktail
Bebin Joseph Kurian, Norwegian Cruise Line
Bar-Breeze, inspired by Cazadores anejo tequila, Bombay Sapphire Gin,  Bacardi coconut flavoured rum

Kiran Aguiar, Norwegian Cruise Line
Gin-Ger-Rita, inspired by Cazadores  reposado tequila, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Drambuie liqueur

Remigiusz Labus, Unity Line
Apple Mojito, inspired by Bacardi Big Apple flavoured rum
During the Awards Gala, guests had the opportunity to vote for their favourite cocktail and culinary dish, thereby choosing a bartender and chef to receive the People’s Choice  Award. This year’s People’s Choice Award winners were Remigiusz Labus of Unity Line for his Apple Mojito cocktail, and Trevor Fernandes of Carnival Cruise Lines for his Braised Beef meat entrée.


March 09

1 March 2009 - Felicity Murray