To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Scottish brand Caorunn Gin has launched its first cocktail competition.
Open to bartenders across the UK and the US, the comp tasks bartenders with showing off their style by crafting a cocktail that celebrates the Scottish heritage of Caorunn Gin and embraces the creative influence of American culture. These recipes should be submitted online by 3 May 2019.
Drinks will then be judged in four categories: the fusion of Scottish heritage and American influence, accentuating the character of Caorunn Gin, creating a well-balanced flavour profile and, finally, the distinctiveness of the serve.
Successful UK bartenders will be invited to attend one of the regional finals in either London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester or Leeds. Finalists will be asked to prepare and present their 10 Year Switch cocktail, and a winner will be chosen from each city.
The five lucky finalists from the UK will then be flown to New York City on an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the international final on 31 July 2019 in front of a panel of all-star judges, including Ryan Chetiyawardana, aka Mr Lyan.
There, an international winner will be selected from each country, with the UK champion also awarded the honour of seeing their 10 Year Switch cocktail named as Caorunn’s signature serve in the UK. Both winners will receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to switch countries for shifts at top bars in London and NYC.
Keen to visit the city that never sleeps? Submit your cocktail recipe and learn more about the competition here.
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