“Official Repeal Day Conference Cocktail” Competition

“Official Repeal Day Conference Cocktail” Competition

We are proud to announce, in collaboration with USBG Tampa &  Infinium Spirits, the first “Official Repeal Day Conference Cocktail” Competition!

Competition Rules:

1.      All participating members must be active USBG members on or before the submission deadline

USBGTB RDC2014 Committee members are not eligible

All submissions must be submitted to usbgtampabay@gmail.com by no later than Sunday, September 28th at 11:59pm

Cocktail recipe must be featured at your establishment from September 29th – November 22nd, 2014 – either on your cocktail menu or the creation of a table tent (official logos to be used below)

Infinium Spirits will donate $1.00 from the sale of each cocktail to the USBG National Charity Foundation

Cocktail Rules:

1.      No more than 6 ingredients; if utilizing homemade ingredients, please be specific about how to make said ingredients

2.      Ingredients should be readily available

3.      Cocktail must be no more than 3 oz before ice

.        Cocktail must have, at least, 2 spirits from the Infinium Spirits Portfolio.  Portfolio information can be found here http://www.infiniumspirits.com/brands/index.html

5.      Cocktail must take no more than 90 seconds to make

6.      Cocktail category will be determined by the Spirit used in greater quantity.  If the spirits are equal part, you must choose which category to compete in.  You may submit more than one cocktail, however, you can only submit one per category

Su Submissions must contain the following information

a.        Full Name & Address

b.       Best Contact Number & Email

c.         Establishment Name, Address, Contact Number

d.       Cocktail Category to be judged in

e.        Cocktail Name, Recipe &  Instructions on how to make your drink

Categories are:

a.       Whiskey

b.      Rum

c.       Vodka

d.      Tequila

e.       Fernet Branca/Branca Menta

f.       Vermouth

g.      Grappa

h.      Borghetti Caffe/ Borghetti Sambuca


All cocktails will be re-created by USBGTB bartenders and judged by a 4 person RDC2014 Committee panel on the following areas:


Use of spirits

Time to create


Ease of replication

Panel will choose the top cocktail in each category (8 winners); These top 8 drinks will, then, be featured at the Repeal Day Kick-Off Happy Hour on Friday, December 5, 2014 in Tampa, FL and again, at the 5th Annual Repeal Day Gala on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.  “The Official Drink of Repeal Day 2014” will be selected by people’s choice at the Repeal Day Kick-Off Happy Hour


Top 8 winners will receive $100.00 to travel to Tampa, 1 night hotel (Friday, December 5th, and complimentary admission to the Repeal Day Kick-Off Happy Hour.

People’s Choice winner will earn the honorable distinction of “The Official Drink of Repeal Day 2014”; said cocktail will be prominently featured in any press, photography and at the Gala on Saturday, December 6th.  Winner will, also, receive a PAID trip (hotel for one night and travel stipend) in 2015 to be a judge for the 2015 competition

Note:  If you would like to stay in Tampa and attend any of the other Repeal Day Conference Activities, hotel information please visit www.repealdayparty.com; use code USBGTB to receive a $25 discount on any ALL Conference Package or Seminar/Happy Hour Package. Hotel rate is only $89 per night for single or double, includes free parking, complimentary wifi throughout hotel & in rooms.  Contact the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk at 813.223.1351, use code USBGTB or Tampa Bartenders Guild

Good Luck!


Ingrid Shawn Rodriguez
Co-Chair USBGTB RDC2014
Treasurer USBGTB

USBG TAMPA: usbgtampabay@gmail.com

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