Cocktail competition to benefit the Blues

A cocktail competition is scheduled to take place this Sunday at Bed restaurant to benefit the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.

Cayman Distributors is working with the National Trust’s Blue Iguana Recovery Programme on the novel awareness and fundraising initiative.

At 2pm, competitors will mix their ideas for an official Blue Iguana cocktail for tasting by a panel of judges. The winner’s name will become part of the cocktail’s sale name for the season. In addition, they will also be granted the privilege of naming a hatchling Blue Iguana for life. Cayman Distributors will bottle the spirits components of the mix and sell the winner’s Blue Iguana cocktail base to bars throughout the island.

All net profits from Cayman Distributors’ sales of the Blue Iguana cocktail base, will then be donated to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. Kevin Paschke of Cayman Distributors says “what really impressed me was how everyone I discussed this project with loved the idea and wants to be a part of it. I believe it is everyone’s moral responsibility to help maintain the culture and integrity of this beautiful Island, that includes all creatures, great and small. I feel very lucky that Cayman Distributors and my sales team might be able to help in some small manner.’

The competition is open to the public, and has already attracted interest from many of the island’s bartending staff. Candidates for the winning Blue Iguana cocktail must use Cayman Distributors products including Bols Blue Curacao. There is a $25 entry fee, and all competition entrants must email their ingredients recipe in advance to [email protected]