Contests, contests, contests...phew! Are you exhausted yet? Hope not, cause this one's sweet...
Everyone...The USBG and Don Q Rum are having their annual MixOff for a trip to NYC for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. It's easy, make up a recipe, submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th (TAX DAY...DUN DUN DUN) and wait to hear back from us. We figured that with all the crazyness going on with BarSmarts and such that a mail-in contest seemed appropriate (for us anyway). Here's them rules...
Competition Drink Category Descriptions:
1. Fancy Spirited Cocktail with a Signature Ingredient: Competitor will utilize the DonQ family of rums, limited ingredients and a “signature” or “housemade” ingredient that is made by the mixologist, whether it be bitters, an infusion, foam, etc. Primarily judged on creativity, technique, seasonality and visual. There will be a secondary judging on best “signature” ingredient as it stands alone.
2. Fruit Forward Long Drink with a Garnish Focus: Use of seasonal ingredients and pairing of such in a rum drink utilizing the DonQ family of rums. Primarily judged on technique, creativity, flavor. There will be a secondary judging on the garnish and its look and creativity as it stands alone.
So send us your best shot(s) — two seperate recipes please — to us by the 15th. TWO — yes TWO — COBG competitors will head to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic the week of May 14th to compete in the final round - courtesy of Don Q.
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