Entries close 5 November 2018
The Australian Gin Cocktail Cup invites you to complete the form below while giving thought to your most exciting Gin cocktail. You are limited to a total of six ingredients from tinctures, shrubs, mixers/tonics, Vermouth, Liqueurs and Australian Gin as the only spirit. It is mandatory to include an Australian native botanical either in the Gin itself or as an addition to the cocktail. Maybe choose fresh cherries, bush lime, river mint, rose petals, elder flower, cinnamon myrtle or peppermint gum leaf?
The Gin Cocktail Cup is an adjunct to the Australian Gin Awards and the public event the Sydney Gin Palooza. To create your cocktail you are required to use one of the independent participating Gins. (See distillers list below). Please DON’T bulk email. Look at the detailed list and choose one gin that you believe will suit your cocktail!. Please email or phone the distiller and request one sample bottle. They have all been notified and will respond quickly. If you are including a tonic water please use our sponsor Fever-Tree.
Use your imagination and your experience to create the winner. We require your written recipe and a 45 – 60 sec video of the process to create your cocktail. Shoot on your iPhone, iPad or Laptop. Don’t identify yourself however your voice over while you are making it could be similar to this:
“This is my Sunrise Surprise. The ingredients are 1,2,3,4,5 and the gin comes from xxx distillery and the botanical I have chosen is … because.”
The finalists will be invited to compete on 19 November at Sydney’s Barber Shop (Australia’s Best Gin Bar of the Year 2018) in front of the panel of judges and invited industry guests. The winner will be announced at the event and the Cup trophy and travel prize will be presented.