Diplomatico World Tournament Each bartender interested to participate in the Diplomatico World Tournament must submit a cocktail recipe and personal details online in the link “SUBMIT YOUR COCKTAIL”. Submissions will have a deadline of a month, which will be communicated on each country´s section. After the submission time all cocktails will be prepared and tried by the Tasting Panel, following the recipe and procedure declared by the bartender, and the selected ones will participate in The Qualifying Round. A maximum of 15 Bartenders will be selected from the submissions to compete on each heat. The announcement will be done directly to the Bartender selected and published on each country´s link. The winner of The Country Final will represent its country at the World Final, to be held in Venezuela on April, 2, 2015. Deadline is September 30, 2014
Pierde Almas Day of the Dead Cocktail Competition Create a Pierde Almas Day of the Dead inspired cocktail for a chance to win a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. Deadline is October 1, 2014
Woodford Reserve’s “Manhattan Experience” Competition The competition challenges professional bartenders around the country to create the perfect Manhattan, using Woodford Reserve’s bourbon as their spirit muse. In a national display of bartending brawn, contestants will serve up their most-inspired versions of the cocktail at exhibition events in 30 cities. If a recipe wins its regional round, the bartender behind it will head to Kentucky to enjoy a bonafide Bourbon Country distillery tour and educational experience. Of these 30 regional finalists, six will then be chosen to face a Manhattan mix-off in the grand finale, hosted in where else but New York City. There, one brilliant bartender will rise to the top and be crowned “Master of the Manhattan,” a skyscraping achievement capped off by hosting a video shoot with Woodford Reserve in San Francisco, plus years of bragging rights to boot. Deadline is October 1, 2014.
“Show Me the Proof!” High Proof Cognac Cocktail Competition The competition’s Grand Prize includes a one-week, educational trip to France to visit Louis Royer Cognac’s cellars in Jarnac, as well as two nights in Paris to enjoy the sophisticated city’s take on cocktail culture. Second and third place winners will each win a cash prize of $1,000. The final competition will take place in mid-November 2014 in New York City. Deadline is October 15, 2014.
Pama “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, the original, all-natural pomegranate liqueur, announces the second annual “Are You Indispensable?” Cocktail Competition. The competition is open exclusively to professional bartenders and mixologists. Six finalists will compete in New York City for a Grand Prize of $5,000, a second place prize of $2,000 and a third place prize of $1,000. The competition will showcase the limitless versatility that PAMA brings to bartenders that makes it the indispensable modifier. Its ruby-red color, delicate sweet-tart flavor and silky texture turn ordinary cocktails into unforgettable ones and transform bartenders into bar stars. Deadline is December 30, 2014.
Auchentoshan Switch 2014 As an Auchentoshan Switch competitor you’ll be put through your paces, but not without reward. From the chance to meet our industry leading judges to the opportunity to challenge your creativity and technical ability to the max, the experience alone will truly take your mixology skills to a new level. Auchentoshan Switch 2014 will crown a winner in North America and a winner in Europe. These two world-leading mixologists will then switch continents and experience life in one of the world’s leading bars. Europe’s 2013 winner Aidan Bowie said “You get a really great holiday but also get to work in one of the best bars in the world: win-win!” and we couldn’t have put it better ourselves.