Puerto Rican Cocktails at the Intercontinental Top Shelf Competition

Coqui Nite Cap
2oz. Bacardi 8
1oz. fresh coconut water and fresh pineapple juice syrup
3drops cardamon bitters
Hickory Smoke Syrup
Baked coconut rim

Coco Berry
1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose Cherry Noir
1/2 oz. St. Germain
Fresh berries
1/2 oz. coconut cream
1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
2 drops rhubarb bitters

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with BACARDI, is in the midst of the InterContinental Top Shelf Cocktail Competition with its hotels from the U.S., Canada and Mexico participating in the contest. We are excited to announce that the InterContinental San Juan was chosen as one of the finalist and will have the opportunity to compete on November 13th of 2014 head-to-head against four other hotels for a chance to become part of the InterContinental Signature Cocktail Menu, which will be featured at all Americas properties early 2015.

JaderCalAs part of the contest, the Puerto Rican head mixologist, Jaders Calcaño  created two cocktails including one seasonal cocktail using in-season ingredients (Continental Coco Berry) and one cocktail reflective of San Juan (Coqui Nite Cap). These specialty cocktails are available for a limited period of time and we’d like your readers, fans and followers to be among the first to taste test them!



Our local community can get involved in the competition in a variety of ways including:

•Engaging the contest using the designated hashtags: #ICTopShelf

•Buy one get one free Continental Coco Berry when making a post in Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #ICTopShelf and #InterContinentalSanJuan.

•Get a free souvenir in our Akua Bar Berry when making a post in Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #ICTopShelf and #InterContinentalSanJuan.

Jaders Calcaño has been a hard work creating these new masterpieces. We’d be happy to arrange an interview for you to speak with Jaders about the inspiration behind the recipes, the competition, and how your readers can get involved to help their local hotel win the grand prize and bring the national recognition for InterContinental San Juan.

Please feel free to reach out should you be interested in an interview with Jaders, want further information or high-res images of the recipes or if you have any questions about the contest.