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The 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition returns for its third year and is inviting UK bartenders to create a cocktail inspired by an iconic artist to be in with a chance of winning £2,000.

1800 was 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 obtain a smoother and more characterful liquid.

1800 Tequila, a brand which celebrates creativity, is calling on UK bartenders to create a unique drink inspired by an iconic artist.

How it works

This year, UK bartenders are challenged to create a recipe inspired by an iconic artist from the worlds of art, style, design and music. The competition is open for entries until midnight on 22nd July 2019. Submit your iconic artist-inspired cocktail here.

Choose an iconic artist who has inspired you and create a drink which is an expression of that individual. Bartenders may want to consider taste, ingredients, glassware, appearance and garnish. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and skill, while also reflecting the chosen artist who has inspired your cocktail.

Entrants are asked to submit the following:

  • A brief overview of the cocktail, its flavour and ingredients
  • A short paragraph explaining how your cocktail has been inspired by an iconic artist
  • A photograph of your drink

Enter your recipe now and you could be one of the top six heading to the finals to win the grand prize of £2,000.

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges including last year’s 1800 Visionaries champion Callum Baines, Proximo’s tequila educator Oliver Pergl and our very own Simon Difford. The most impressive six entries will be announced on Difford’s Guide and invited to take part in the finals in London later this year where they’ll present their cocktails to the judging panel and compete for first place.

The prize

The winner will be awarded an incredible £2,000 cash prize to help pursue their professional passion and express themselves creatively. For example, the prize could fund a cocktail photography course, a trip to meet and learn from bartenders in other cities or some creative new bar kit and books. The winner will also be interviewed and profiled for a feature in Difford’s Guide.

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