The folks behind the Venezuelan rum brand Diplomático are back with their third edition of Diplomático World Tournament. Organised in three phases, the cocktail competition is a race to crown the next best mixologist from over 40 countries. For Bangkok’s leg, things are heating up as the last 6 finalists are headed to the test as the sole representative of Thailand in the Continental Semi Finals in Venezuela. Aside from being rewarded bragging rights and title of " Diplomático's World Best Bartender", the winner will also receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD.

Making it to the chopping board are local talents, Attapon De-silva (Q&A Bar), Kitibordee Chortubtim (Backstage Cocktail Bar), Suchada Sopajaree (The Owl Society Whiskey Saloon), Noppasate Hirunwathit (Revolucion Cocktail), Arron Grendon (Trisara), and Stefano Rossini (Iniala Kitchen & Bar). The finalists will have to impress an expert panel consisting of Zdenek Kastanek of Singapore’s 28 HongKong Street, Hyde and Seek’s Chanond Purananda, and Jose Ballesteros, the CEO of Diplomatico.

The event will be held on March 6, 2017 at the beautifully restored colonial mansion and dining hot spot, The House on Sathorn. While the contest is not entirely open to public, doors will open for all cocktail lovers once the winner is announced at 7:30pm for the event’s after-party. Guests can enjoy cocktails concocted from Diplomático’s latest range and created specially by renowned local mixologists. Best of all, the festivities are free of charge until 9:30pm with a set price of 300 THB net per your drink of choice.

House on Sathorn, W Bangkok, 108 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500; tel: 02-344-4025; www.thehouseonsathorn.com

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