Leighton Rathbone is South Africa’s National Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge Winner

Ace bartender Leighton Rathbone (centre) of Orphanage Cocktail Emporium has won the South African leg of the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2020. Rathbone was up against nine other top bartenders in a fierce competition, with Peter Lebese (right) of SIP Exclusive coming in second place and Martin Strobos of Slo-Jo (left) in third.

 

South Africa’s Best Bartenders to compete in the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 National

On Monday, 16 September, ten of South Africa’s finest bartenders will demonstrate their inventiveness and skill in a cocktail competition like no other as they find creative uses for world-famous ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters, Angostura® Rums and Amaro di ANGOSTURA®. 

 

That Extra Dash with Leighton Rathbone

This year, Angostura’s That Extra Dash series is taking an in-depth look at the rise of some of SA’s top bartenders and what lessons they’ve learnt along the way from who.

 

Meet The South African Judging Panel For The Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020

As hopeful candidates for the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2020 go through the application process and await the announcement of SA’s national finalists, the local judges of AGCC’s 10th anniversary edition are gearing up for their exciting roles in the prestigious event.

 

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 Mixing Inspiration

In 2015, Dino Batista of Molecular Bars entered the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2016 and made it all the way to the finals, taking second place overall and the award for Best Rum Cocktail. Then, for the next edition of the challenge, George Hunter of Copper Monkey entered and won the AGCC 2018 national heat moving on to the Africa and Middle East regional final.

 

National entries for the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 are open

The Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) first took place in April 2001 at the Robinson Crusoe Pub at the Hilton Tobago and today is one of the most celebrated events on the international mixology calendar.

 

That Extra Dash with Dino Batista

In 2019, Angostura’s That Extra Dash series is taking an in-depth look at the rise of some of SA’s top bartenders as they share how they started out, where they are now and a bit of advice for rookies on what it takes to make it in the cocktail industry.

 

That Extra Dash with Kurt Schlechter

Angostura’s taking an in-depth look at the rise of some of SA’s top bartenders – where they’ve come from, where they are now and what it takes to make it in the cocktail industry.

 

Making sumptuous cocktails is simple with the #BittersForBeginners video series

Angostura aromatic bitters has launched a #BittersForBeginners video tutorial series to show everyone just how quick and easy it is to make the most delicious bittered mocktails and cocktails!

 

The House of Angostura launches the 10th edition of its Global Cocktail Challenge

The Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) is a key event for mixologists, bartenders and lovers of spirits worldwide. Given its high profile, the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge has proven to be an effective means of increasing international exposure for the House of Angostura’s portfolio, including its iconic bitters (rated the #1 trending and best-selling cocktail bitters in the world by Drinks International), as well as its selection of Premium Rums and Amaro di ANGOSTURA®. The competition also serves to promote the House of Angostura’s role as part of the evolving cocktail culture, while simultaneously strengthening relationships with bars worldwide.