Vineeth Krishnan winner of Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2020 India

The great bartender movement in India has managed to include the Bacardi Legacy competition in the country. Focus on Vineeth Krishnan, winner India 2020.

Bartender Vineeth Krishnan spoke in an interview with IANSlife about representing India in Miami for the Bacardi Legacy final. In the interview, he explains his future plans, talks about the competition and his winning Bacardi rum cocktail.


The Winning Cocktail

Vineeth achieved its goal with the cocktail called “Alchemy”. He says his inspiration is “The Alchemist”, a philosophical book that inspires us to never lose hope and to follow our dreams. Some elements of the drink are connected


Recipe Alquimia Cocktail

BACARDI Carta Blanca rum – 50ml

Elderflower liqueur -12.5ml

Absinthe – 2 dash

Celery salt solution – 2 dash

Citric acid – 5ml

Neem Leaf

Vineeth comments that it was not easy to prepare for the competition. While he was preparing he was also running the bar in Koko. She practiced twice before and after work.

Now the next step for the bartender is to win the competition. Vineeth says he’s “stoked to show off my cocktail at the global final.” Taking home this award translates into what the Indian cocktail scene has to offer, he says.

His future plans will be to make the right decisions while remaining real to his motivations.

According to Vineeth, India’s mixology scene only grows bigger and better. A good example has been the demonstrations during the Bacardi Legacy competition.


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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