Amaro Montenegro Cocktail Competition (Various Cities) The regional winner will win an all-expense-paid trip to Tales of The Cocktails (if you’ve already bought your ticket and hotel, you will be reimbursed), where they will compete with the other 6 regional winners for the Grand Prize: A trip to Bologna, Italy to visit the Montenegro Distillery & Their drink featured on Cocktail Courier where they will earn a $2/kit sold commission. New York Region Deadline is May 31, 2016.
USBG Tullamore DEW Bar Stories Competition Open to all USBG Chapters, but Ten Bartenders will be selected to compete in the Live Chapter Event listed below (travel provided by applicant). Please make note of the date of the Live Event in your chapter. From the Live Event, one will be selected to attend an educational experience to the Tullamore D.E.W. distillery in Ireland from October 3rd to 6th! Deadline is May 31, 2016.
Amaro Montenegro Cocktail Competition – Win an all-expense-paid trip to Tales of the Cocktail with Amaro Montenegro Competition. Deadline is May 31, 2016.
Fifth Annual Merlet Sidecar Competition Join Merlet and professional bartenders from across the U.S. as they try their hand at creating the perfect Sidecar cocktail. This is the fifth year Merlet has tested the mixing skills of North American and it is time for a new Sidecar Cocktail champion to be crowned. This year 4 regional qualifications will take place in San Francisco (July 12th), Atlanta (July 18th), Chicago and Jersey City (September 6th and 11th). The Finals will take place in New York City (September 18th). Each bartender must submit a twist on the classic Sidecar recipe online, based on Merlet Brothers Blend Cognac and Merlet Trois Citrus. To further showcase each bartender’s skills, a second drink recipe must be submitted using any of the Merlet Liqueurs. From these two drinks, bartenders will be selected and present them during the qualification rounds. The best of each round will move on to compete in New York City for the Sidecar title. Things will heat up in the final round! On the day of the finals a third drink will be added into the mix. In addition to the Sidecar and the bartender’s new creation, participants will be asked to make a classic cognac cocktail that will be drawn randomly. Each bartender will have 10 minutes to execute and present all three drinks. Deadline is June 28, 2016 for West Coast and South qualifications and August 23, 2016 for Midwest and East Qualifications.
Belvedere Vodka Drink RED Mixology Competition The Winner will be invited to participate in at least 2 Belvedere (RED) events as part of the (RED) partnership until December 31st, 2016 (under a consulting contract). ARV: up to $15,000 including transportation, accommodation and per diem. His/her winning cocktail will be featured during those events as the official 2016 (RED) cocktail. He/she will be one of the judges for the 2017 Mixology Challenge. Deadline is June 30, 2016.
Lustau Solera STAND OUT Bartending Competition Show off your mixology skills and reveal your creativity. Create a supreme cocktail using Lustau Solera Brandies that will Stand Out and impress the judges! The top four (4) bartenders whose cocktails Stand Out to the Lustau panel of judges will win a trip to Spain to visit Lustau. Of the top four cocktails created by the finalists, one (1) will be chosen by the Lustau family to win the grand prize of $1,000. Competition is open to professional mixologists in the United States only, and must be 25 years or older. Deadline is July 31, 2016.
Four Roses Charity Cocktail Challenge – Local bartenders in ten cities will compete for their city’s top CCC Bartender bragging rights and win a trip to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans to compete at the national level for the Grand Prize of $2,500.00 and be featured in a media campaign!
2016 Espolón Cocktail Fights – The Cocktail fights are on…so create your persona, cue up your fight song and submit your best Espolón Tequila recipe! Entries will be blind judged on taste, use of ingredients, use of Espolón in the cocktail and the uniqueness of the cocktail. The top five scoring entries in the Host City and the Competing City will be invited to step into the ring and fight for the title of Best Bartender! The winner will receive an Espolón Championship WWE Belt and a chance to compete in the National Competition.
2015-2016 Speed Rack Tour Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer. The fifth national tour kicks-off on November 15, 2015 in the United States and travels to eight cities – Chicago, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Boston before crowning a winner at the Speed Rack U.S. Finals in New York in May 2016. After two successful years in the U.K. and a launch in Canada, Speed Rack is the largest network in the industry for female bartenders reaching hundreds of women each year and raising thousands for breast cancer research.