Cocktail Competitions - How to Win!

March 29th, 2016

This week on the podcast its all about cocktail competitions.  Entering Bartending Competitions  is great for your bartendingskills.  It really gets youthinking about how to mix ingredients in new ways.  And if you advance to the semi finals, things start to getreally interesting!

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We’ll briefly give an overview about how these competitionswork and then talk with LynnHouse, National Brand Ambassador for Heaven Hill at the NY regional finals oftheir Bartender of the Year competition. The event was held at Analog on 8th Street in Manhattan,directly across the street from Electric Lady Studios, founded by Jimi Hendrix.So we will get some insight into the mind of a Bartending Competition Judgefrom the wonderful Lynn House!

We also talk to Kate Large, brand ambassador for Copper& Kings American Brandy.  Theyhave a great cocktail competition going on, but the deadline is soon.

Great news!  Thedeadline for The Mix Tape Competition has been extended!  April 15, 2016 is the new deadline, soget over to learn about it, or find the link on the Bartender Journey –Competitions page.  We aregoing to hear more about this great American Brandy and more about the contestwith Kate in a few minutes.

Here are some things to keep in mind when entering theCopper & Kings Mixtape competition:

·     Choose one of the Copper & Kings spirits as a base.

·     Get creative, and name it after a song titlethat resonates with you & suits your drink.

·     3 rounds: online submissions by April 15; judgedby National Copper & Kings Ambassador Chris Wilkins to qualify forsemi-finals hosted in each region.

·     The winner from each of those regionalcompetitions will win a trip to Louisville to compete in the finals and athree-day pass to Forecastle Music Festival! 

·     Participants just have to be working bartendersin one of the 23 Copper & Kings markets - check the website

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