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Cream of the Crop

Winner of the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2014 brings his signature cocktails to Hong Kong.

Cream of the Crop

For four days this month, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong will play host to guest mixologist Tom Walker, winner of the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2014. Walker will bring his signature “Maid in Cuba”, and a colourful selection of innovative concoctions, to cocktail aficionados at Lobster Bar and Grill from 16 to 19 June 2015.

Hailing from Teesside in the northeast of England, Walker spent four years in Newcastle and Edinburgh honing his bartending skills before joining the legendary American Bar at The Savoy in London, where he developed his talent as a professional mixologist, which led to his career-defining victory at the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition.

His winning creation “Maid in Cuba” was inspired by a new drink category originated in New York called the “Maid”. The masterwork that captured the panel of judges was a clean and fresh drink made with white rum, fresh mint and cucumber with sweet-and-sour mix topped with soda and absinthe spritz. Those who are keen to sample this unique concoction can drop by Lobster Bar and Grill

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