Kevin’s ‘Factor 50’ wins Re’al Tiki Cocktail Challenge

Kevin Kennedy from Hotel Westport emerged victorious as 19 bartenders from all across Ireland competed to win €1,000 at the Re'al Tiki Cocktail Challenge which took place in the Morgan Hotel in Dublin’s Temple Bar recently.

All competitors had to serve up their own creative twist on a traditional Pina Colada and seven bartenders made it through to the final where they were given access to a pantry containing all sorts of fruits, vegetables, juices, liqueurs, spirits and Re’al Infused Syrups.

Apart from presenting Kevin with his top prize for his ‘Factor Fifty’, the Brand Manager Northern Europe for American Beverage Marketers Steve Dingley and the Brand Ambassador for Richmond Marketing Deirdre Byrne presented prizes to a number of the other competitors.

Eddie Rudzinskas from Monaghan’s Four Seasons Hotel won Best Tiki Cocktail (Round 2) and Eoin O’Neill from the The Reg in Waterford won Best Twisted Pina Colada (Round 1).

Each received €250.

The competition was organised by the Bartenders Association of Ireland and sponsored by Re’al Infused Syrups distributed here by Richmond Marketing.


‘Factor Fifty’:

50ml pineapple and pink peppercorn-infused Bacardi Carta Oro

30ml Coco Re’al

5ml Ginger Re’al

15ml lime juice

10ml Mozart Dry

7.5ml Blue Curacao

pinch sea salt

4 dashes lime zest and chilli tincture.

Serve over crushed ice, served in paradise.


‘Oh Mai Tai Deliah’:

5cl Appleton 12yearr-Old Rum

1.5cl Pumpkin Re’al

0.5cl Ginger Re’al

2.5cl fresh lime juice

1cl Giffard Orgeat

1cl Giffard Vanilla Liqueur

3 dashes Angostura bitters.

Shake and serve over crushed ice in a coconut tiki mug.


For further Information contact: Deirdre Byrne, Brand Ambassador, Richmond Marketing ( or Declan Byrne, President, Bartenders Association of Ireland (

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