Tales of the Cocktail is right around the corner (July 25th!) and that means the 2012 Official Cocktail Competition is even closer. Equally exciting, Mutineer Magazine is happy to announce that we are the official sponsor of this year’s cocktail competition. The theme will be The Old Fashioned Cocktail. Want to enter? The deadline for all cocktail submissions is March 12th which will then be judged by renowned cocktail experts Robert Hess, Chris McMillan and David Wondrich. Below is the official information from the TOTC team.
For our tenth anniversary, we are shaking things up with our annual cocktail competition.
For the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail official cocktail competition, we invite you to include your product to be used to create an original Old Fashioned drink using the original basic ingredients as your template.
By definition the Old Fashioned can be made with any spirit. The cocktail is essentially referencing making the cocktail in an “old fashioned” way or by using the original definition of a cocktail: any spirit, sugar, water and bitters.
Robert Hess, American Cocktail expert, states, “using the “definition” of the cocktail is a good model for this, which also provides a lot of flexibility.”
Spirit: Any spirit with at least 40% alcohol content
Sugar: Any type of sweetener (eg. Sugar, honey, cordial, flavored syrup, etc.)
Water: Could be just through ice melt-age, or as added ingredient. (Can be flavored)
Bitters: Any bitters that are easily available
Garnish or Fruit: Can be muddled if contestant chooses to do so
The winner will be announced to the public April 12th and we look forward to trying your creation at Tales!