Brockmans Gin is inviting bars from the around the world to enter their best Brockmans Gin cocktail in a professionals-only competition to find the best ‘Brocktail' for World Gin Day (9 June 2018). The winning bartenders will win a trip of a lifetime to Tales of the Cocktail this summer.
The contest opens on 30 April and and you need to ensure that inspiration strikes you before 11.59 pm BST on 31 May 2018, the closing date. Entrants, who must work in the on-trade, are invited to submit an original cocktail recipe, an image and the name of their ‘Brocktail' plus their contact details via a form at www.brockmansgin.com
Ask your customers to vote for your entry when public voting opens at 12 noon BST on 1 June and closes at 5pm BST on World Gin Day - 9 June. Voting is entirely down to members of the public and the results will be seen almost immediately - at 6pm BST via social media and the website. Voters can vote not once but daily so make sure your supporters vote all they can. Customers have a chance to win a bottle of Brockmans Gin just by voting for their favourite bar's cocktail.
The creator of the winning cocktail and two other top finalists will each win a prize like no other: a trip of a lifetime to Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans with a guest each during the week of 17-22nd July (exact trip dates to be confirmed). The prizes will include flights; three nights' accommodation; two nights at Tales of the Cocktail; and a dinner with the Brockmans team.
There is a prize draw for entries to win glamorous Brockmans bar-wraps and, to add to the fun, bar-tenders entering are invite to nominate a bartender friend to also enter. Every bartender who nominates another, will be given an extra entry to win a coveted bar-wrap prize. Details will be on the website.
Entry details* will be on the website at https://brockmansgin.com/worldginday
Pictured: The winning entry last year (2017): Ginto the Wild by Sebastian Stanczyk of The Spiritualist in Glasgow, UK
For more information, mixologists from UK bars, pubs, hotels and restaurants should contact the relevant Brockmans representative: either Indie Brands firstname.lastname@example.org; or one of the UK Brockmans Gin Brand Ambassadors - Mike Whatmough email@example.com; or John Bagnall firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Fowkes, co-founder and Marketing Director of Brockmans Gin, said: "This is a gin like no other and our brand's distinctive flavour profile results from a combination of blueberries, blackberries, bitter-sweet orange peel and a host of other botanicals which has inspired mixologists the world over to create some distinctive and delicious cocktails. We are excited to see what the world's best bar-tenders will concoct in 2018. Our views don't count: the winning entries will be selected entirely by member of the public."
Entry Terms and Conditions will be available on the Brockmans website and a condition of entry is that entrants must be available to take their prize trip during the week specified as there are no alternatives to the prize.
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Pictured in header: the 2017 World Gin Day ‘Brocktails' Content winner - Sebastian Stanczyk of The Spiritualist