Hey Bartenders, Enter The Bartenders Society Cocktail Competitors






The Bartenders Society Cocktail Competitors brings bartenders from all around the globe collectively to compete for the title of Greatest Bartender.

The U.S. Qualifier Competitors is the gateway to compete within the World Finals held in Paris, France in November 2023. Every bartender should create a novel cocktail impressed by the theme: Bringing a Native Twist to a Basic Cocktail from the Previous.

Every bartender is invited to create an unique cocktail that reworks a traditional cocktail recipe to incorporate an area factor or inspiration from their metropolis, state, area, or heritage. The native contact in cocktails will be expressed within the following methods: a alternative of native of substances, a standard native technique of manufacturing, a visible or tasting technique that’s linked to the origin of the candidate, and many others.

The highest ten (10) U.S. Cocktail entries will then advance to the U.S. Finals, judged nearly in August, which decide the 2 (2) U.S. Finalists who will characterize the U.S. within the Paris, France, World Finals in November 2023.


U.S. Qualifier Competitors Prizing

1st Place
Two (2) bartenders win a visit to France to compete in World Finals

2nd Place
Two (2) bartenders will win $500 every.

third Place
Two (2) bartenders will win $250 every.

World Finals
The Grand Prize Winner will win a visit for 2 to Martinique + $2,000 money + 1 yr of press and digital promotion.

Deadline for entries: August 25, 2023 Enter HERE!

Eau Claire To Saint-Pierre

Recipe by Nick Shea

Cocktail Inspiration:

This can be a variation of a flip impressed by my hometown Wisconsin State Truthful, the place yearly one can go to the Milk Hut and get a wide range of scrumptious, flavored milks unavailable wherever else within the state. The milk at this honest was fruity, candy, and scrumptious however usually not extraordinarily pasteurized and had an fascinating funk high quality, superbly matched by the St James rum. Washing the Marie Brizard with Wisconsin ricotta cheese provides a slight creaminess and saltiness to the drink. Lastly, Wisconsin Ice Wine (famously wealthy and candy, even by Ice Wine requirements) provides sweetness and rounds out the drink together with black walnut bitters to stability. A scrumptious and comforting reminiscence of residence.


  • 1 1/2 oz banana-infused St James Vieux Rhum*
  • 3/4 oz ricotta-washed Marie Brizard No 12 Banana liqueur
  • 1/4 oz Ice Wine (ideally from Wisconsin)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Black Walnut bitters
  • Entire egg

Preparation: Dry shake all substances, then add ice and moist shake. Serve into cute milk carton (or, alternatively, a double rocks glass with no ice). Optionally, garnish with grated nutmeg. *Banana infused rhum: Roast two bananas in oven at 375 levels Fahrenheit for quarter-hour, turning as soon as midway by means of. Take away bananas, then mix with 750mL St James Vieux Rhum Agricole and sous vide at 170 levels Fahrenheit for two hours. Pressure and chill resolution. Retains indefinitely. Ricotta washed liqueur: Add 6 oz Wisconsin ricotta cheese to 750 ml Marie Brizard No 12 Banana liqueur. Mix with immersion blender or Vitamix, then permit to take a seat in a nonreactive container for two hours, stirring sometimes. Pour resolution right into a plastic bag, take away extra air from bag, and freeze for no less than 2 hours. Fats content material from cheese ought to solidify on the high of the bag. Minimize backside nook of bag and pour resolution by means of a cheesecloth to pressure. Retains indefinitely. Garnish with (elective) grated nutmeg.


Sea Phrase

Recipe by Elena Johnson

Cocktail Inspiration:

This cocktail is a riff on the Final Phrase cocktail utilizing substances that spotlight my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and our coastal location. Many meals and beverage objects in our area make the most of a well-known Maryland seafood seasoning, however I needed to steer away from that “traditional” angle and as a substitute create a cocktail that also contains flavors like celery, anise, and salt, however that focuses extra on the style and freshness of the ocean.


  • 1/4 oz nori tincture*
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz recent celery juice
  • 3/4 oz Marie Brizard Anisette
  • 1 1/4 oz St. James Rhum Agricole Blanc

*Nori Tincture

(1) 2.8 gram sheet nori, torn into 1 inch items, steeped in 6 oz 100-proof vodka for 48 hours.

Preparation: Mix equal elements coarse salt and kelp granules. Rim chilled coupe glass with salt/kelp combination. Mix nori tincture, lime juice, celery juice, Marie Brizard Anisette, and St James Rhum Agricole Blanc in a shaker tin. Shake till properly chilled, then double pressure into ready glass. Garnish with kelp granule/salt rim.

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