Moutai Enter the dragon cocktail competition

And the best cocktail makers in the country are…

Chinese spirits are pretty incredible.

If it’s not Wuliangye that has a prime position in your collection, then something like Moutai is definitely one to invest in. Especially when you hear it’s responsible for crowning some of the best dispensers of delicious cocktails around the country in the second ever ‘Enter the Dragon’ cocktail competition.

Moutai Enter the dragon cocktail competition

Enter The Dragon broadened its scope to include not only Australian hopefuls but New Zealand’s elite, making this a truly trans-Tasman competition where competitors were also tasked with using Australian native flavours in their cocktail creations.

The final goes down in Melbourne on 13 November, with all the cocktail makers gunning for a once-in-a- lifetime trip to China.

Moutai Enter the dragon cocktail competition

They fight the odds to win by submitting their unique cocktail recipe, before official judging commences. They then present their Moutai-inspired masterpieces, delivering a five-minute demonstration of their inventiveness and precision in front of the panel of esteemed judges.

Moutai Enter the dragon cocktail competition

This year’s finalists are:

  • Kevin Peters, Garden State Hotel, VIC – ‘Year of The Snake’
  • Jono Carr, Kittyhawk, NSW – ‘It’s Always Sunny in Guizhou Province’
  • Joe Singara. Halford, WA – ‘Lucky 8’
  • Quynh Van Nguyen, Charlie Parker’s, NSW – ‘It’s Native Fizz Thyme’
  • Tom Kearney, Mechanics Institute, WA – ‘The End of The Dragon’
  • Phillip Weber, El Grotto, WA – ‘Shaolin Sour’
  • Ray Letoa, Roxy Cinema, NZ – ‘Descendants Elixir’
  • Jack Krzywdzinski, The 18th Amendment, VIC – ‘Honorary Native’
  • Thomas Egan, New Gold Mountain VIC – ‘Xiao Long’
  • Benjamin Parton, The Barlow Room SA – ‘Shuang Fizz’

The final cocktail combat will take place on 13 November at QT Melbourne, where one lucky bartender will become the next reining Moutai master.

Moutai Enter the dragon cocktail competition

See more at the Enter the Dragon website.

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