BWS Trade Show – Cocktail Competition


Zesco is proud to be a sponsor for the 2015 Beer, Wine & Spirits Trade Show Cocktail Competition on October 1!

Here’s how it works.

Right now, head over to the BWS Trade Show Facebook Page and vote for your favorite cocktail recipes by “liking” the photos. Voting online ends on September 11 at midnight. The top 15 bartenders will be determined via social media and compete on Wednesday, September 16 at Tavern on South from 2-4 pm for a chance to compete in the finals at the BWS Trade Show on October 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Cocktails will be judged based on technique, uniqueness, appearance, integration and balance. Prizes include a $100 St. Elmo’s Steakhouse gift card, a $250 Zesco gift card and an overnight stay at Belterra Casino resort – spa included!

beer-wine-spirits-trade-show-cocktail-competition-green-lantern-on-fireWe can’t wait to taste these creative concoctions. For example, Kevin Arciniega of Georgia Reese’s created the Green Lantern on Fire with cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, Tanqueray no Ten, Midori, soda and sour mix.

Last year’s winning cocktail came from Neal Brown of Libertine Liquor Bar called the Screw and Bolt, which he described as a complex, sophisticated cocktail. Made with one ounce fresh-squeezed grapefruit, two ounces Small’s gin, ½ ounce simple syrup, three drops violet extract, five drops tonka extract and seven drops orange blossom water, the combination is strong but sweet.

The Beer, Wine & Spirits Trade Show brings together liquor store owners, restauranteurs, hoteliers, bartenders and more to help maximize success in the hospitality industry. It’s a great day of networking, sampling and competition. If you’re interested in attending, you can register here.

Follow the #BWSshow hashtag on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on what’s happening before, during and after the cocktail competition.

Thinking of creating your own craft cocktails at home or want to expand your drink menu at your restaurant? It takes a large variety ofbartending supplies to run a successful bar and we carry everything you could ever need as a bartender. From bar caddies to shakers to strainers to spoons, you can shop online or in our showroom for everything you need to create a successful bar.

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