The second COINTREAU MARGARITA CHALLENGE is proving to be a resounding success! More than 500 entries were received from 47 countries around the world for the first phase of the competition, which closed on 31 January. The world’s most talented bartenders were invited to create their own take on the iconic Margarita, drawing on the best ingredients from their local area as inspiration, to turn “The Original” into “Their Original” and be hailed as the Margarita King or Queen!
The Margarita Challenge 2022 Results
“Winning this competition is a significant milestone in my career. To compete among the world's best bartenders and their Margaritas was thrilling. Overall it was such a humbling experience, and being called the winner of the Cointreau Margarita Challenge is a spark I can still feel. The Margarita cocktail is special to me for many reasons. I am originally from California, which is rich in Mexican culture, so margaritas were often integrated into my life”, Jonathan Stanyard.
"We had an almost impossible task given the very high levels of originality, diversity and quality present in these reinterpretations of the classic Margarita. It was very difficult for us to reach agreement as a jury, but we have, and of course we are particularly proud to promote these recipes, which all put a fresh twist on one of the world’s most iconic cocktails, while showcasing the exceptional talents of their creators."