Taste of Cayman: Seven Fathoms Rum Challenge

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Listen up everyone! We've got a fun charity cocktail event that's open to the public happening on Monday and we'd love for you to come drink with us! One of our own, Amber Love Bond, will be judging the cocktail competition.

This Monday Kimpton Restaurants and Bars in Florida will gather the area’s top mixologists at the ultimate Seven Fathoms Rum Challenge series, to bring a taste of Grand Cayman to the Sunshine State and help rebuild the Caribbean. Back for a second year, the competition series will kick off in Miami in Downtown’s waterfront sultry LILT Lounge.

LILT will be hosting six of Miami’s best mixologists, shaking it for a chance to compete in the prestigious 2018 Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival. From 6PM to 9PM, participating bartenders will shake up their best creations featuring Grand Cayman’s Seven Fathoms Premium Rum.

The stellar roster of participants will include Alex Aportella from FINKA Table & Tap, Luis Castro at Mercado Negro, David Velasquez at Sherwood’s Bistro, Oscar Lopez at UVA Lounge at the Atton Hotel, Mikey Soto Rincon at W South Beach and LILT Lounge’s own Hector Anzas.

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Star judges will include MIAbites very own hospitality industry VIP Amber Love Bond, USBG Miami Chapter President Marita Leonard and Cayman Spirits Distiller Moises Sevilla.

Sponsored by Seven Fathoms Rum, The Cayman Islands, Cayman Airways and Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, the evening will be open to the public and will feature specially-priced Seven Fathoms cocktails, a Cayman Airways raffle, with proceeds benefitting The Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund and more. CTO Relief Fund is a GoFundMe campaign to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries. All the money raised through the CTO’s Relief Fund will be sent to CTO-member destinations affected by the catastrophic storm. The competition series will continue in St. Pete Beach at 360 Rooftop, to crown the west Florida champion on Monday, December 11th.

LILT Lounge is located on the lobby level of the Kimpton EPIC Hotel at 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way in Downtown Miami. For more information, log on to www.LILTlounge.com.