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This Italian classic liqueur is inviting UK bartenders to create two new Fernet-Branca cocktails. The six finalists will visit the Branca Distillery in Milan for the final and the winner will also receive a £1,000 cash prize.
'One for me, one for you'
Using the concept of 'one for me, one for you' one drink should appeal to your own tastes and the second drink should have a strong consumer appeal.
The 'one for me' bartender's choice cocktail should include a minimum of 20ml Fernet-Branca while the 'one for you' with wide consumer appeal should include at least 10ml.
The competition is open for entries until 28 February 2016. The selected entrants will be invited to take part in one of six regional heats to be held in March at venues in London, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Bristol.
The winner from each heat will travel to Milan in April to take part in the final at the Branca Distillery. The trip will also include a visit to the Antiche distillery in Venice, where Antica Sambuca is made, and the Lazzaroni Amaretto distillery in Milan.
The overall winner will additionally receive £1,000 and be invited to join the Fernet-Branca Secret Society, an exclusive drinks industry group.
How to enter
Visit the Fernet-Branca competition page to complete an entry form with details of your two cocktails. Terms and conditions are also available from here.
Remember the closing date is 28 February 2016!
For inspiration why not take a look at the Fernet-Branca cocktails on Difford's Guide