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World Class Cocktail Festival returns to Sydney

For nine days in September, World Class Cocktail Festival will bring together the best international mixologists in one city.

Celebrating Australia’s best hospitality, food trends and award-winning cocktails, this year’s World Class Cocktail Festival will also host the global final for World Class Bartender of the Year. Over 50 finalists from around the world will travel to Sydney to take part to win the prestigious title.

The nine-day festival of events will include bar pop-ups, parties and venue collaborations that will give Sydney a taste of the 2022 hospitality scene.

A taste of what’s to come

There will be four world-class collaborations not to be missed: Tanqueray No. TEN x Bennelong, Johnnie Walker Blue Label x Quay, Don Julio x Catina OK! and The Singleton x Shell House are set to tantalise taste buds during bespoke pop-up events. Where fine dining will be paired with sensational cocktails.

Tanqueray 10 at Bennelong
Tanqueray 10 at Bennelong, World Class Cocktail Festival

Fine drinking and dining

With stellar Opera House views, Bennelong will partner up with Tanqueray No. TEN in a celebratory culinary collaboration.

Light plates and signature whisky is guaranteed a match made in foodie heaven. Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be hosted in Peter Gilmore’s fine dining Quay for a sip and share experience.

Paired up to party

It’s a fiesta not for the faint hearted. Don Julio and Cantina OK! unite to celebrate ‘community’ with a pop-up bar and a food line up of popular food trucks. These include popular Sydney truck Ricos Tacos and Melbourne‘s Taco Truck Dos.

The Singleton x Shell House is a love letter to at-the-bar-dining. The duo will be creating iconic bar snacks, topped off with a curated drinks list.

World Class Festival

It’s World Class

For over 11 years, World Class has supported, trained and inspired more than 350,000 bartenders across the globe. It’s striving to arouse a love for fine drinking and aims to create unforgettable experiences along the way.

Partnered with the world’s finest spirits, World Class is also the drinks industry authority where consumers can get information on the latest drinks, trends, cocktail recipes and industry insights.

World Class Bartender of the Year

The annual competition is the biggest and most respected competition in the game where one bartender is crowned with the prestigious title. It’s also a celebration of skills and artisanship of bartenders worldwide.

For more on the delectable cocktails, find the full program here.

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