The 2016 PETER F. HEERING Classic Challenge – The 2016 PETER F. HEERING CLASSIC CHALLENGE asks bartenders from around the globe to pick a classic cocktail and modernize it with a twist that best defines their talent, taste, personality and what most inspires them about using CHERRY HEERING® in a modern classic cocktail. This annual CHERRY HEERING® competition starts with four rounds, with ten semi-finalists competing to become one of the five finalist shaking up their inspired CHERRY HEERING® cocktail during the spectacular London Cocktail Week. Qualification – Pick a classic cocktail and create a modern classic with a twist. We encourage the use of local ingredients in order to recreate the recipe, commercially available products are recommended. The drink must include CHERRY HEERING®. Deadline is May 22, 2016.
USBG Most Imaginative Bartender Contest Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE – We are proud to announce the 10th annual Most Imaginative Bartender program. Big things are in store for our tenth year, including a final competition in London at Laverstoke Mill, the renowned BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin Distillery. The grand prize includes a Tuscan adventure and the winner will also appear in GQ Magazine. Entering is easy: sign up for an entry time in a city near you from April 26 – May 25, then get to work on your original BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail. Present it to our judges during your appointed time and let the magic begin! Deadline is May 25, 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.
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.