ART OF ITALICUS COCKTAIL COMPETITION
There are three stages of the Art of Italicus Cocktail Competition.
Phase 1—Online Entries:
For the purposes of determining the semifinalists, entries will be assigned to the closest applicable market, as determined by the Sponsor. All complete entries submitted to artofitalicus.liquor.com within the entry time frame will be judged against the below criteria based on the perceived qualities of the written recipes and essay entry.
Judges will not take into consideration current employer, time spent bartending or any other personal information in the selection of regional finalists.
Each competitor must enter one cocktail recipe:
“Aperitivo style” is a pre-dinner cocktail that stimulates the appetite and is sessionable, fresh and an Italian experience perfect to be shared in good company. This style was born in Italy and is now spreading all around the world.
Scoring (100 points):
For the purposes of selecting winners, local panels, as determined by the Sponsor, will judge semifinals.
West Coast and East Coast competitions will be held in August/September 2018 in San Francisco and Miami.
Bartenders who reside outside of the participating regions and are chosen to participate are responsible for their travel expenses to the regional events (if applicable).
Bartenders will be chosen based on their recipe submissions by a blind panel. Qualifying bartenders will be invited to compete at one of the two semifinals. At each regional competition:
The six winning bartenders (four from the semifinals and two wild cards) will compete in the finale in New York City.
GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar methods will be void. Any attempt by a person to use multiple email accounts or identities to gain more entries than permitted by these Official Rules shall result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the "authorized account holder" associated with the email address at the time of entry, which must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by the service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses. Potential winners may be required to provide evidence (to Sponsor's satisfaction) that they are the authorized account holder of the email address associated with a winning entry. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the person who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries and other submitted material become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Refer to additional rules below for more details regarding the requirements for your entry.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY:
Entries must be in English. Entries must not allude to the overconsumption or irresponsible consumption of beverage alcohol. Entries that do not include all required information and do not adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Entries that are deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be illegal, obscene, profane or not in keeping with Sponsor's image will be disqualified.
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Employees of Italicus, Liquor.com, their affiliates and liquor wholesale licensees, as well as advertising/promotion agencies and their immediate family members and household members of each and retail license holders, are not eligible. This promotion is void wherever prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. In the event that the contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, the Sponsor or Administrator reserves the right to discontinue or modify the contest or disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability to any entrants who are disqualified due to such an action. You must be a resident of the United States; and at least 21 years of age to be eligible.
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Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto features the excellence and distinctiveness of all great Italian art.
The bartender who creates a cocktail with that same level of artistry will be named Bar Artist of the Year and taken on a three-city tour of Europe, where they will work guest shifts at one of the top bars in each city.
Enter the Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge and show what makes you a liquid artist.
The entry deadline has passed.
See official rules and regulations
Based on an original recipe from the 1850’s, Rosolio was well known in Italy at that time as ‘Aperitivo di Corte’ or the Drink of Kings.
Italian Spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo intended to resurrect the long lost Rosolio category with the launch of Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, combining inspiration from generations past with modern flavor profiles.