Billy Xie bartender in Galaxy’s Resort fabulous China Rouge Bar WINS SILVER for Macau!
As UBCM BARTENDER OF THE YEAR 2018 Billy was selected by UBCM to represent Macau in this year World Cocktail Championship held in Chengdu. His responsibilities were to create an after-dinner cocktail with Baijiu and present the inspiration behind this drink.
Strongly supported by UBCM and with many hours of training, Billy went on stage incredibly confident putting up a memorable performance for the judges and other observers present. Not only performance and inspirational verbal presentation, his cocktail “Touch” was evaluated in flavor, aroma and decoration where his Curry leaf, Radish and Citrus peels garnish set him a side from other competitors.
Macau’s delegation couldn’t content the emotions. Billy’s 2nd place felt like gold as never before a medal was awarded to Macau in what is known as the most important cocktail competition in the world.
Bruno Santos Honorary President of UBCM and the current Secretary General of the IBA comments that although Billy Xie award is personal in all his right, the key of his success was the high team spirit and connection that all present UBCM delegates had in this World Cocktail Championships.
UBCM or “União de Bartenders e Cocktails de Macau” only after becoming an official member of the IBA “International Bartenders Association” was permitted to participate in the competition for the first time in 2017.