Current Cocktail Competitions
Speed Rack Season 10 – Speed Rack is a national cocktail competition featuring top female bartenders. Competitors are put head-to-head in round robin style timed and judged challenges. It is the first competition to highlight the up and coming generation of strong women in the spirits industry. 100% of proceeds from the events we produce in each of our cities will go to breast cancer education, prevention, and research.
The Art of Italicus Aperitivo Challenge – This global bartending challenge consists of an online application, national heats and a global final which will be held in May 2022. Returning to the roots of the competition we want you to be as creative as possible in bringing art and aperitivo together in a memorable serve and experience. Online application is now open, see the steps below to take part. The winner of the aperitivo challenge, as well as receiving a fabulous trophy and coveted title of italicus bar artist 2021, will receive a once in a lifetime trip & mentorship program with Marc Alvarez at Sips, Barcelona (Spain) and in addition, Difford’s Guide, the world authority of global cocktail culture, will interview the winner to create a permanent profile at diffordsguide.com
USBG Presents World Class Sponsored by DIAGEO provides competitors with best-in-class education, industry-leading mentorship, and the space to push themselves to grow and network with other industry minds from across the country. Each phase of the competition challenges competitors to utilize and sharpen their skills to become stronger bartenders and leaders in our industry! Whether you’re a seasoned bartender, cocktail enthusiast, or new to the drinks scene, everyone benefits from the educational opportunities provided by World Class. Some of the world’s best bartenders and drinks professionals have helped to craft each of the new World Class Studios sessions in order to provide a fresh and original take on spirits education that is valuable to everybody, no matter your experience level or connection to the hospitality industry.
12th BACARDÍ Legacy Global Cocktail Competition – Cocktail competition where the world’s best bartenders compete to become the BACARDÍ Legacy Champion.