The Barcode Durban team spent yesterday afternoon with Brandhouse Mixologist Alex Farnell, making and judging the entries into the first round of the newly launched World Class South Africa program.
The theme for this month’s competition was vodka and participants at venues all over Durban had attended intensive training sessions with Alex, learning the intricacies of vodka as a category and focusing on the Ciroc and Smirnoff Black brands as well as classic vodka cocktails. They then got to try their hand at creating their own vodka based cocktail and after receiving all the entries, Alex came round to the Barcode Academy bar in Morningside to test out the recipes with Alex, Severin Bang and myself comprising the judging panel.
There were a few fantastic drinks produced and we will announce the winner as soon as the results are released!
In the mean time here are a few of the cocktails created.