Entries have opened for a new Bombay Sapphire Cocktail Competition launched by Bacardi in Australia, with the brand’s motto – Stir Creativity – at its heart.
Bartenders are being asked to reframe the world around them, and see the creativity in the everyday. Making a selection from the Bombay Sapphire family and highlighting Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, Bombay Citron Pressé, Bombay Bramble or Bombay Sapphire Sunset in their cocktail inspired by the world around them and presenting it in a ‘Saw This, Made This’ format.
Australia’s Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador Corina Retter said: “The creative talent of Australian bartenders continually blows me away and I can’t wait to see what they deliver for the Bombay Sapphire Stir Creativity Cocktail Competition. Bombay Sapphire is asking hospitality professionals across the country to be inspired by the world around them and craft a cocktail based on that inspiration.”
During the entry period education sessions will be held in various cities and virtually:
● Melbourne – Union Electric, 2.30pm, 16 January
● Brisbane – The Gresham, 1pm, 18 January
● Adelaide – Hains & Co, 2pm, 24 January
● Virtual Session – 4pm, 30 January (RSVP HERE)
● Sydney – Smoke, 1pm, 31 January
For support and queries, contact Corina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National finalists will be announced in late February and Corina will embark on a judging tour. Following the
in venue tasting the four national finalists will be announced in early March and will then prepare for the
upcoming national final.
The winner will walk away with the inaugural Bombay Sapphire Stir Creativity Cocktail Competition trophy, $3000 prize money, a pin crafted of their winning cocktail and a trip to London and the home of Bombay Sapphire – the Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill is on the site of a former paper mill in the Hampshire countryside.
The winner will receive an exclusive experience learning about the rare production processes used to make the world-famous gin and discover the sustainable measures and ecology of the conservation area of the distillery.
Entries open on 16 January 2023 and close 11.59pm AEST on 22 February 2023. Learn more here.