11/7/23 “Sister’s of Sherry Competition”

11/7/23 “Sister’s of Sherry Competition”

YOU ARE INVITED… Tuesday, November 7th, 7PM at “Ravish Off Ocean” 210 E. Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462 with USBG Palm Beach.
Enjoy a Sherry education and tasting from Gonzalez Byass then cheer on your favorite female bartender while enjoying cocktails with some of your industry friends.


Please arrive no later than 6PM to load-in and for a competitor & judges meeting

Each competitor will have a maximum of 7 minutes to present one original sherry cocktail
Prepare 1 drink for each judge (3) and 1 drink to for photographs- total of 4 cocktails. Be prepared with specialty glassware if needed.

Rules and Requirements
Each cocktail must contain at least ½ oz of a Gonzalez Byass Sherry
Sherry Wines: Tio Pepe, Vina AB Amontillado, Alfonso Oloroso, Leonor Palo Cortado, Cristina Medium, Solera 1847 Cream, Nectar PX

ALL base spirits must be GBUSA Brands unless using a spirit category not in the portfolio. Competitors are encouraged to use GBUSA spirits and will receive 5 points for doing so (see score sheets)

Qualifying GBUSA Spirits: Fundador Brandy, Lepanto Brandy de Jerez, Nomad Outland Whisky, The London No 1 Blue Gin, Cantera Verde Gin a la Mexicana, Chinchon Sweet Anise Liqueur
Modifiers such as cordials, liqueurs and bitters outside the GBUSA portfolio are allowed. ie: Chartruese, Orange Curacao, Aperitivos/ Amaros. No fortified wines except GBUSA sherry & vermouth.

When possible use GBUSA wines and spirits as modifiers ie: La Copa Vermouths, Vilarnau Cava
No more than 5 ingredients not including garnish.

All ingredients must be easily accessible. No homemade bitters, shrubs, tinctures or infusions.
You may use homemade simple syrups- no more than 3 ingredients excluding sugar and water.
No batched, combined ingredients or infusions of wines or spirits.
Prize winners must be members of USBG.

We will provide a stock list of standard ingredients. You will be responsible for sourcing any ingredients outside of this list.

Judging/ Scoring Criteria

Each drink will be scored separately for a maximum of 100 points each.
Overall Presentation: 25 Points
Cocktail Appearance: 15 Points
Aroma: 10 Points
Taste: 20 Points
Creativity: 10 Points
Use of Sherry: 15 Points
Use of GBUSA Spirit: 5 Points

Total scores from all judges will be tabulated. The top 3 scores will be awarded prizes. Competitors who surpass the 7-minute time limit will get a 30-point deduction from the Overall Presentation Score.

In the case of a tie for 1st place, a “Shake-Off” challenge will be put into effect to determine the winner. Shake off rules will be presented by the event organizer.

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
People’s Choice: USBG Membership or Cash Equivalent ($150)

LaJuane Mack, Eastern Spirits Manager


Hope to see you there and to attend, please RSVP with the link below…
Lots in store and we can’t wait to see you there.
Ravish Off Ocean” 210 E. Ocean Ave, Lantana, FL 33462

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