Words by: Difford's Guide
Photography by: Beluga
Beluga Vodka launches the fourth edition of its on-trade educational programme, encompassing an educational element and cocktail competition across seven major countries. Aimed at building understanding of the Beluga brand, the initiative also strives to push the boundaries of high-end mixology.
This international multi-stage bartenders' initiative which includes an educational programme and creative competition, invites bartenders from the UK, Spain, Italy, Russia, Germany, France and India to participate in this year's bartender program.
Bartenders are invited to submit a classic vodka cocktail with an added local twist. 30 entrants in each of the seven countries will be chosen to participate in a day of education led by industry experts at The Beluga Signature Bartender School.
Entrants will learn the art of "Delivering Luxury Experiences to Guests", the theme of this year's initiative, whilst tasked with a creative challenge. Only 10 entrants will be shortlisted in each country to go through to the next stage.
The 10 finalists will present their creations to the judges in May. The national winner will be crowned having also earned themselves a place at the Grand Final in Moscow on 9 September 2019.
Mix up your classic vodka serve and enter it here before 28 February 2019.
Seven global finalists will win an incredible trip to Moscow to present their winning cocktails to the judges whilst also competing for the title of Beluga Signature Global Ambassador 2020 in the Grand Final.
The global winner's prize consists of a unique opportunity to present their cocktail alongside the Beluga brand at acclaimed industry events, Bar Convent Berlin in Germany, Bar Convent Brazil in Mexico and Tales of the Cocktail in the USA, as well as promote Beluga Signature in 2020. Not only that, they'll win a one-week internship at one of the World's 50 Best Bars.
Add your local touch to a classic vodka cocktail and submit it on the website here. You only have until 28 February 2019 to enter, so don't delay!