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Unveiling the Ubud Viking Flair and Cocktails Challenge 2018

25 May 2018

Bali, June, 2018 – Alaya Resort Ubud, in collaboration with the Asia Bartenders Association (ABA), proudly present the very first cocktail making tournament in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The Ubud Viking Flair and Cocktails Challenge 2018 will be held on 12th June 2018 at Manisan Bali, Alaya Resort Ubud.

This exclusive event will be ABA Indonesia’s second bartender competition on the island of Bali in 2018. Usually held in lifestyle locations such as Kuta and Nusa Dua, this time around ABA Indonesia aims to introduce the art of Flair Bartending to Ubud and encourage a new generation of bar staff to learn more about cocktails.

 “This challenge is a chance for all bartenders in Ubud to take their skills to the next level. The competition is open to all local bartenders and they can participate by registering with ABA Indonesia,” said Agung Yoga, President of ABA.

Contestants will get to showcase their talents in the flair category by making two drinks in the Working Flair Exhibition before going into the next round. Each contestant will then get to perform for six minutes by offering up two drinks. They will have a further three minutes to create one additional cocktail based purely on technical precision rather than theatrics. As a sponsored event, all participants must use an Iceland Vodka bottle for their flair performance and Empire Gin as a basic spirit in the mixology category.

The competition invites passionate bartenders to battle it out for a generous IDR 15.000.000 cash prize. The judging panel will be made up of professional bartenders including Agung Raka, Agung Darmawan, Agung Udiana, Bayu Hendra, and Rama Suwiyoga. All of these judges are certified as legends in National and International Flair Championships. They will use the ABA Standard Scoring System 2018 to assess and score of each performance fairly.

Dewi Mas, General Manager Alaya Hotels & Resorts, commented that this event is the first of its kind in Ubud. It is indeed a great honour for Alaya Resort Ubud to host the Flair and Cocktails Challenge 2018. She goes on to say that hopefully in the future Ubud will become known as a destination where guests can experience creative cocktails made with expert precision.

Registration is available now until 11th June 2018 for a token fee of just IDR 250.000 including a special T-Shirt. The competition is open to supporters and spectators with a special entrance fee of IDR Rp 100.000 per person including a complimentary welcome drink.

This event is proudly supported by Alaya Resort Ubud, Manisan Bali, Himpunan Bartenders Indonesia, Iceland Vodka, Empire Gin, Prost Beer, Toffin, Squeeze, Drum Green Label, Mix Max, Orang Tua, Black Jack, The BAR Times and Royal Casa Ganesha.


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