12 Days of Cocktails Entry & Gallery

On the first day of Cocktails, my mixologist gave to me … an insanely amazing delicious adult beverage.

Yes! It’s that time again for our 12 Days of Cocktails Competition. So, scrap the cookie baking and get shaking with the best concoction you can assemble – and have some fun doing it. Sing some “Mule” tide carols, spread some joy (and gin), and taste frequently.

Enter now through December 20th. Winning cocktails will be posted each day for 12 days starting December 21st and ending with the Grand Prize on January 1st.

How do you enter? It’s easy:

  1. No drink is complete without a sprinkle of holiday cheer and one or more Durham Distillery products: Conniption American Dry Gin, Conniption Navy Strength Gin, Cold Distilled Cucumber Vodka, Damn Fine Chocolate Liqueur, Damn Fine Mocha Liqueur, Damn Fine Coffee Liqueur or even the new canned cocktails
  2. Make sure your recipe is as unique as Rudolph’s nose. Be original!
  3. Snap a photo worth framing above the fireplace.
  4. Enter your cocktail photo and recipe into the contest. You can submit one cocktail per day. More cocktails entered = more chances to win. And more drinks to go around.

Winners will receive innumerable bragging rights but also some pretty awesome gifts too:

  • Second place Days 1 - 8 (eight winners): a Durham Distillery T-Shirt or Hat (~$30 retail value each)
  • First place Days 9, 10, 11 (three winners): a gift basket with cocktail barware, spirits and swag ($100 retail value each)
  • Grand Prize Day 12: a gift basket with cocktail barware, spirits and swag ($250 retail value)

Judging will be conducted by us. Aren't we lucky? Yes, indeed. We will taste test every recipe. Yum. Please make sure the specific instructions and measurements are included in your submission. We can't wait!


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