David Cordoba – Mixologist & "global ambassador" for Bacardi rum

on 12/10/10 at 1:33 pm


MAARTEN HOLL/The Dominion Post David Cordoba talks to an audience in Wellington.

What a job – mixing and tasting rum-based cocktails and frequenting the world’s best bars in cities as diverse as Edinburgh, Moscow and Bangkok.

The “global ambassador” for Bacardi rum, David Cordoba was in Wellington and Auckland recently, teaching our leading bartenders how to make rum-based cocktails like they were first made in Cuba in the late 1800s.

While the 37-year-old is one of the top bartenders and “mixologists” to come out of Latin America, he never intended to make cocktails a career – he worked in bars and clubs while studying advertising at a university in Buenos Aires.

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