For this year’s Old Fashioned Week, Havana Club is running a national competition in South Africa. Bartenders from participating bars from around the country are invited to invent a Havana Club 7 twist on an Old Fashioned, highlighting that rum is a magnificent spirit base for this famous cocktail.
During OFW, judges will fly around the country, visiting participating bars in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, to select the best Havana Club 7 Old Fashioned. Judges include OFW Ambassador for South Africa Leah van Deventer, Havana Club South Africa Bartender Community Manager Kresan Naidu and Havana Club South Africa Brand Ambassador Maélia Gelluseau.
Winners will be announced 3 days after the end of Old Fashioned Week and prizes include R5k for the venue with the most Havana Club 7 Old Fashioned sales and a Havana Club bartender kit and product prize for the bartender who makes the best Havana Club 7 Old Fashioned.
What kind of a twist can you do based on the Havana Club 7 Old Fashioned?
Havana Club 7 Old Fashioned
- 50 ML Havana Club 7
- 2 dashes of aromatic bitters
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 orange peel twist
- 3 ice cubes
In a rocks glass dissolve the sugar and bitters in the Havana Club 7. Fill glass with ice and stir to dilute Garnish with the orange and enjoy!