CONTEST RULES

  1. This competition is open to all aspiring and craft bartenders stuck at home during quarantine and is open to all people across the United States. Must be 21+ to enter.

    1. If you are a professional bartender, you are entering as an individual and not on the behalf of the establishment you work for.

  2. Each participant must use the official entry form, available here, to be considered in judging. Submitting this form means that the entrant approves Ransom’s use of their image, name and recipe in any promotional aspect in print or digital including, but not limited to, social media, video channels, etc. 

  3. Cocktail recipes must include no less than 1.5oz of one of four Ransom spirits: Whippersnapper Whiskey, Old Tom Gin, Dry Gin or Rye, Barley, Wheat Whiskey. Vermouth can be used as the focus of a cocktail but must be the focus of the cocktail and no less than 1.5oz used.

  4. Recipe submissions must be original creations that can be easily replicated in home by the amateur bartender.

  5. Recipes must be expressed in ounces, drops or dashes and scaled for a single serving, including garnishes, along with clear step-by-step instructions.

  6. All recipes submitted must have a photo to accompany it. 

  7. Cocktails will be judged on originality, taste, retained flavors of the base spirit and presentation.

CRITERIA TO WIN

  • Cocktail recipes must include no less than 1.5oz of one of four Ransom spirits: Whippersnapper Whiskey, Old Tom Gin, Dry Gin or Rye, Barley, Wheat Whiskey. Vermouth can be used as the focus of a cocktail but must be the focus of the cocktail and no less than 1.5oz used.

  • Entries must adhere to the contest rules described above. Entries that are missing any of the above will not be considered for entry.

  • Creativity is encouraged, but must result in a viable cocktail.

  • Bonus points go to cocktails that use local and organic ingredients.

  • In the end, it’s all about FLAVOR and how well the cocktail integrates all components used.

HOW TO ENTER

 
  1. This competition is free to enter and open to all aspiring and craft bartenders across the United States 21 years of age and older.

  2. Create a cocktail using one of our four spirits or our vermouths.

  3. Complete the submission form, available here.

  4. Take a photo of your cocktail to include with the submission form and to post on your Instagram with #drinkransom. This photo will be used during the competition.

  5. All cocktail recipes must be submitted by May 31st, 2020.

TIMELINE

May 8th - May 31st: Cocktail recipe entry window

June 8th - June 11th: Review & recreation of entries to be judged by our panelists

June 15th: Top 8 cocktails will be announced via social media and then voted by the public

June 20th: Top 4 cocktails announced.

June 22nd: Winning cocktail announced.

July 1 - 31st: Winning cocktail featured in the Great Oregon Wine Company & Distillery Tasting Room, along with the 3 runner-up’s

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE

  • $150 Visa gift certificate

  • 1 year subscription to Imbibe / other bartending magazine

 

Plus:

  • Recipe, image and bio featured in press release to the media

  • Recipe, image and bio featured on the Ransom website

  • Recipe featured in the Ransom cocktail booklet

  • Recipe and photo featured on the Ransom social media pages 

 

3 Runner up’s

  • Recipe, image and bio featured in press release to the media

  • Recipe, image and bio featured on the Ransom website

  • Recipe featured in the Ransom cocktail booklet

  • Recipe and photo featured on the Ransom social media pages

  • $50 Visa gift certificate

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