Brockmans Gin, Woking, U.K., is once again inviting bars from the around the world to enter their best Brockmans Gin cocktail as part of a competition to find the best ‘Brocktail’ for World Gin Day on June 9. The winning bartenders, voted for by legal drinking age bar patrons, will win a trip to the Tales of the Cocktail this summer.
Bartender entrants are invited to submit an original cocktail recipe, an image and the name of their Brocktail in addition to their contact details via the entry form that will be available on www.brockmansgin.com. The contest opens April 30 and closes at 7 p.m. on May 31.
Legal drinking age consumers will be invited to vote not just once, but as often as once a day for their favorite recipes through an interactive app accessed on the Brockmans website at https://brockmansgin.com/worldginday. During the voting period, consumer votes will be fed into an interactive leader board that can be viewed on the Brockmans blog, encouraging friendly competition between the bars. The winner and two runners-up will be announced June 9.
The creator of the winning cocktail and the two other top finalists, based on public votes, will each win a trip for two to the Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans, which kicks off on July 17. The prize includes air travel, three night accommodations, two nights at Tales of the Cocktail and dinner with the Brockmans team.
“Brockmans Gin is a gin like no other. Our distinctive flavor profile results from a combination of blueberries, blackberries, bittersweet orange peel and a host of other botanicals, which has inspired mixologists the world over to create some distinctive and delicious cocktails,” said Co-Founder of Brockmans Gin Bob Fowkes in a statement. “We are excited to see what the world’s best bartenders will concoct in 2018. Our views don’t count: the winning entries will be selected entirely by members of the public.”
Entries were received from several countries in 2017 and this year Brockmans, which is sold in more than 30 countries, is hoping that the competition will attract entries from even more countries around the globe.