Ti’Punch is at the heart of Martinique’s culture.
In Martinique, to have a Ti’Punch is a ritual inherited from our ancestors that is celebrated meticulously with our guests. Ti’Punch brings together friends, reconciles enemies, or can welcome strangers. Historically people have a Ti’Punch in the morning, better known as the famous “Décollage” (which means “Take off”) to help tackle the coming day.
More than just a cocktail, Ti’Punch is at the heart of Martinique’s culture, and the taste is celebrated as a simple piece of art. Everything starts with the selection of three key ingredients: Rhum Agricole (White, Gold or Aged rhum according to preference), Sugarcane syrup or natural raw sugar, and a piece of lime.
To celebrate the “Art of Ti’Punch”, Rhum Clément launches its international TI’PUNCH CUP !
Bartenders all around the world will have the opportunity to create their own version of a Ti’Punch and get the chance to win a ticket entry for the World Final in Martinique, the birthplace of Rhum Agricole.
The competition is open only to professional bartenders aged 21 year old or over and currently working at a bar and residing in the country where they register. The age limit may differ according to the country of entry.
Participants should be able to speak English and/or French in order to introduce their creation to any members of the jury in their country of entry and at the World Final in Martinique.
COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS :
Each competitor should create a cocktail with at least 3 main ingredients of a Ti’Punch :
1. Rhum Agricole :
A minimum of 30ml (1oz) of any of the following Rhum Clément can be used:
– Clement White Rhum Agricole 40°
– Clement Première Canne
– Clement Canne Bleue
– Clement Rhum Ambré
– Clement Select Barrel
– Clement VSOP
This list is non-exhaustive and may change according to the country of entry.
2. Lime or any citrus
3. Sugar or any sweetener
The recipe should be an original and personal creation.
The cocktail must have maximum 5 ingredients. Edible garnish, sprays, bitters and any other elements affecting the taste and/or aromas of the Ti’punch are considered as an ingredient.
The use of any liqueurs, standard modifiers, syrups, bitters, and juices found behind most cocktail bars worldwide is permitted. Brands or type must be clearly stated.
The use of any other rum brands is not permitted. The use of any other spirits is permitted.
The use of homemade ingredients such as abstract modifiers, syrups, and foams is not permitted.
COCKTAIL Ti’Punch RECIPE :
- The entire recipe should be expressed in measurements or amount of drops used.
- Other ingredients, such as fruits, garnishments, type of ice, etc should be specified.
- Cocktail preparation techniques must be clearly indicated.
- The choice of glassware is free.
ONLINE REGISTRATION :
The online registration will be open worldwide from April 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2015. However, the pre-selection being organized differently from one country to the other, please refer to the entry dates mentioned on each country page.
The competition will run in the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, France (and Martinique), Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
Unless stated otherwise in the country page, all entry should be submitted via the registration form available on the website www.tipunchcup.com . All fields marked with a (*) are mandatory.
Rhum Clément and its distributors worldwide will have the right and license to use, adapt, reproduce, and publish any recipe submitted online and related images without being entitled to any money. Similarly, any photos or videos of the bartenders taken during the competition could be used, publish and reproduce.
All cocktails submitted online will be reproduced, judged and evaluated with the same criteria’s:
- Expressions of Rhum Clement taste characteristics
- Inspiration by the brand history, origin, flavors and personality
- Choice of ingredients, pairings and clear description of the preparation process
- Repeatability in any cocktail bar worldwide
- Short Timeframe for preparation
- Taste and general appearance
- Creativity and Originality of presentation (photos, videos, or any other creative tools). Uploaded files being limited to 5MB, the participants will still be able to upload videos on YouTube and share the link within the entry form.
Best cocktail Ti’Punch recipes will be selected to enter the qualifying rounds in the country of entry. Participants will directly be contacted by the organization staff in their country of entry.
THE WORLD FINAL AT HABITATION CLÉMENT
Located in Le Francois – Martinique, Habitation Clément is the birthplace of Rhum Agricole and carries the culture of an ancient Créole sugarcane plantation rich with French West Indian history, which has been completely refurbished by the Hayot family to remain a Martiniquean cultural icon for centuries.
Formerly known as Domaine de l’Acajou, Habitation Clément welcomes thousands of tourists every year who come to discover old world and new world Créole culture. Many people spend peaceful time touring the botanical gardens or visiting where Rhum Clément has been made for more than 125 years, and no one leaves without a special bottle for their home bar.
Since 1887, the production of Rhum Clément has been carried out according to the purest traditions and most time-honoured inherited from Homère and Charles Clément.