Amaro di Angostura launches Versus cocktail competition


House of Angostura's liqueur brand Amaro di Angostura has launched its cocktail competition in London, Milan, and Rome this month.

Named Versus, the competition will see teams of bar staff being assessed for their speed, technique, and creativity through a number of rounds in regional semi finals. Winners will compete in the final, which will take place at Bar Blanco in Lazio on 13 July this year. The winners will be able to attend the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival next year.

The House of Angostura has partnered with Jim Wrigley of Bourne and Hollingsworth group, which hosted the UK semi-final and Cristian Lorusso who hosted the Italian semi-finals.

"This competition is not for the faint hearted, it will be fast, skilful, competitive, and intense and above all, entertaining."

The UK semi-final completion was won by the Cocktail Trading Company and The Blind Pig, who will go on to represent the UK in the Italian final.

Global Amaro di Angostura brand ambassador Danyiel Jones will host the final competition. He said: “This competition is not for the faint hearted, it will be fast, skilful, competitive, and intense and above all, entertaining.”


Image: Danyiel Jones, Global Amaro di Angostura brand ambassador. Photo: courtesy of Amaro di Angostura.