Current Cocktail Competitions
Nikka Perfect Serve bartending competition We are pleased to announce that the Nikka Perfect Serve is back in 2022 after two consecutive years of cancellations. This year 14 regional contests will be held welcoming bartenders across Europe, USA and Australia. The winner and runner-up of the finals will be invited on a trip to Japan to experience the Japanese bar scene and visit Nikka’s distilleries: Yoichi and Miyagikyo!
2022 Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge Entries for the 2022 challenge are open at licor43.com, with applicants invited to submit videos showing them making and talking about their cocktail creations. Each national round will see one winner to go on to the global final stage. Nine countries will participate this year—UK, Estonia, Mexico, Spain, Germany, US, Australia, Brazil, and Colombia—and each with have local judging teams that will choose who moves on to the Grand Final event. The 2022 global winner will receive a bursary to put towards professional equipment and career development courses, they will serve on next year’s judging panel, and they will become the Licor 43 Coffee Master for 2023, appearing with the brand at key international events.