The “First-Of-Its-Kind Mocktail Drink Competition” is being held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:00pm at The Bar & Restaurant Show-Javits Center in New York City. The Bar & Restaurant Show is the largest trade event for bars and restaurants held annually at the Javits Center.
Benefiting The Hero Campaign, The New York Mocktail Drink Competition will be for the best non-alcoholic bar drink created by 20 of the industry’s best Mixologists, utilizing Ocean Spray Cranberries various products.
The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers has a simple goal: To encourage more people to become sober designated drivers in order to reduce the number of drunken driving fatalities and injuries in our nation. With this in mind, promoting The New York Mocktail Drink Competition creates an atmosphere where customers wanting to be responsible can have fun drinking a non-alcoholic drink and not be left out of the fun.
Here is how to enter:
Submit your original “mocktail” recipe using one of more of the following Ocean Spray Products
► Cranberry Juice Cocktail
► White Cranberry Juice
► Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
► Blueberry Juice Cocktail
► Cran-Cherry juice
► Recipe, your name, address telephone and email
c/o RDP Group. 152 Simsbury Road bldg #8, Avon, CT. 06001
Ocean Spray chosen products, glassware, and ice will be on hand, all mixologists must supply any additional non- alcohol products used in their recipe. A prep area will be provided.
The 20 pre-chosen mixologists will be required to mix their drinks on the Show floor and be judged by 3 expert Judges. They will have 5 minutes to create their drink. Winners will be judged on overall impression, originality, appearance, aroma and taste. Winners will receive:
1st Place winner-$1,000; 2nd Place-$500; 3rd Place- $250
A call for recipes will go out by May 5, 2012 to June 15, 2012 to thousands of bars and restaurants for recipe submissions by their mixologists.
Sponsoring the event is One2One Living Corp. and Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
Submit your original recipe to [email protected] by June 15, 2012. If your recipe, using Ocean Spray Brands is chosen, you must be able to compete on stage at The Bar & Restaurant Show, Wednesday-June 27th at 1:00 PM at the Javits Center-Hall 1A, W38th St. & 11th Ave, NYC. For more info, contact us at 800-243-9774, [email protected] or www.thebarandwineshow.com.