The 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition is calling on UK bartenders to create the ultimate tequila cocktail of the future, to be in with a chance to win an amazing trip to Mexico.
1800 Tequila, a brand which celebrates doing things differently, is calling bartenders to think about what we will be drinking in 20 years’ time.
1800, named after the year tequila was aged in oak barrels. 1800 Tequila celebrates this date: the moment when tequila first broke with conventions and did something differently to get the liquid to a smoother, more characterful place. Today, the 1800 Visionaries competition invites bartenders to break convention of the trends of today and create their own style of 1800 cocktail for the future.
The 1800 visionary competition will put bartender’s trendsetting and bartending skills to the ultimate test. Competitors will need to make their mark in showcasing a visionary cocktail that will pioneer the cocktail scene and set the tone of what will be stylish in 20 years’ time, encompassing the drink itself – its ingredients, taste, glassware, appearance and garnish but they will also need to consider the rationale around why this is the iconic drink of the future.
On the entry form bartenders will be asked to focus on three main areas:
1) The inspiration for their 1800 Tequila cocktail
2) The cocktail
3) The guest experience.
An iPhone or equivalent photo of your cocktail and, optionally, a short video can be submitted to bring your entry to life.
All entries will be reviewed by a judging panel and the most impressive six entries will be invited to take part in a live finale event at the OXO Tower, London.
Finalists will be asked to create the cocktail itself for the judging panel to try.
A fantastic all expenses paid trip to Mexico to visit the 1800 Tequila distillery.
Are you an 1800 Tequila Visionary? Submit your cocktail and the inspiration for it here. Remember that the closing date is 18 May 2018, so start thinking about the future and your cocktail now!