Cocktail World Cup

14 March 2011 - 13 years ago


Contestents on Shotover  River 42BELOW know how to put on a great party, they do it every year when they host the world's best bartenders for the greatest and most unique cocktail competition, the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup.

There's another guy who's pretty legendary when it comes to having a good time, his name's Hugh Hefner and he's been larging it at his mansion since the sixties. But even Hef needs inspiration sometimes, so he's sending two of his finest playmates, direct from the grotto to join our 'Carnival of the Cocktail’.

Mountain dayPlayboy playmates Jordan Monroe and Ashley Hobbs will be jetting into Queenstown next Monday to cover all the hard news from Cocktail World Cup. Their coverage will be seen by the millions around the world who are fans of the magazine and its editorials, they’ll also be filing reports for Playboy's lifestyle website as well as daily video uploads to their own and Playboy's social media sites.

“I’m very excited to represent Playboy at the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup. I’ve never been to New Zealand, so not only am I looking forward to watching the best bartenders in the world compete, and can’t wait to take in the sights of this beautiful country. Oh, and go Team USA!” Ashley Hobbs, Miss December 2010.

“Bungee jumping, speed boats, winery and food paring challenges? I don’t know of a more unique cocktail competition, which is why I’m really excited to be heading to New Zealand to help capture this amazing experience for Playboy.” Jordan Monroe, Miss October 2006  And they may not have bunny ears, but 42BELOW is equally thrilled to welcome two of New Zealand's top chefs to Cocktail World Cup. Gordon Ramsay protege and ‘Masterchef’ judge Josh Emett will be catering a luxury boat trip for our international media contingent on Lake Wakatipu and serve as guest judge for the ‘Ready, Steady, Shake’ challenge. And, owner of Wellington's iconic Boulcott St Bistro, Rex Morgan, will be unveiling and judging an all new food and drink matching challenge at Peregrine winery.

The 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup kicks off in Queenstown on March 14th with seven teams from around the world competing in a series of challenges. The grand final event will be held on February 18th under a big top marquee and will delve into the magical, mystical word of the carnival. Limited tickets are still available from

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