Open to all bars across the globe, the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award has just opened for applications for a six-week window ahead of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 ceremony in Singapore on 17th October. Submit your menu today for the opportunity to have it crowned the ultimate drinks list on the planet
Back for its third edition, the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award is now accepting submissions until 27th July 2023. Open to any bar of any size from anywhere in the world, the award is designed to spotlight venues with outstanding cocktail lists.
Think your menu has what it takes to collect the crown? Submit an application using the button below, uploading a copy of the menu alongside a 500-word written statement and any supporting media for a chance to win the coveted accolade.
What to expect when applying
Judging of the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award is conducted by a panel of senior 50 Best representatives and The World’s 50 Best Bars 28 Academy Chairs who assess each menu on five core criteria: Design and Layout; Storytelling; Innovation; Range of Drinks; and Communication of the Bar’s Identity. The three finalists will be invited to The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023, sponsored by Perrier, in Singapore on 17th October, where the winner will collect the trophy on stage.
Last year’s winning menu
Triumphing over hundreds of applications from across the globe, the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award 2022 was presented to Juliana from Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was lauded for its holistic representation of the Andean nation in its menu, Diverso, which translates as ‘diversity’. The menu draws inspiration from every corner of Ecuador and the people that inhabit it to craft a piece of literature that extended far beyond a simple list of great cocktails.
Brothers Agustin and Daniel Febres-Cordero who co-own Juliana and bar manager Sarah Ruiz collected Juliana's 2022 award on stage in Barcelona beaming with Ecuadorian pride
Diverso marks a multi-faceted celebration of Ecuador, featuring cocktails such as the Pipí di Mono, which platforms the indigenous namesake chilli peppers with tequila, caramelised pineapple, lime, achiote (chilli) paste and salt from chontacuros, a local Amazonian delicacy of edible worms. Alongside the ingredients of the drinks listed on the page, each of the cocktails within the tome are accompanied by a minimalist drawing, a short flavour profile and text on the background of each of the component parts, the craftsmen behind them and why they are meaningful to their home country.
Juliana's winning menu Diverso is a minimalist celebration of all things Ecuador through drinks
Diverso’s greatest success, however, was its ability to deliver across each of the core judging pillars. Its profoundly minimalist execution was a near-perfect reflection of the bar’s ethos and mission, which earned the bar recognition from the 50 Best judges and the resultant victory. Juliana joined the inaugural winner, Lab 22 in Cardiff, Wales in the pantheon of previous champions.
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