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Have a Conniption Cocktail Competition

Calling All Professional Bartenders in North Carolina, Atlanta/Savannah, South Florida and Orlando/Tampa!

Conniption Gin is hosting a 2022 bartender competition. We are looking for the best modern riffs on classic cocktails for this exclusive competition. 

What's in it for you? When we validate your sign-up, you will receive two bottles of our award winning Conniption gins as the foundation for building your contemporary takes on vintage favorites.

The perks don't stop there! Cash and awesome prizes are scattered along your competition journey.

We can't wait for you to "Have a Conniption"!

The Details

- This contest is only open to professional bartenders 
- In order to compete, you must be located and work in one of the following metro regions: 1. Orlando/Tampa, 2. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach, 3. Atlanta/Savannah or 4. North Carolina
- Cocktail Theme: Best modern riffs on classic cocktails (using Conniption Gin, of course)
- You may submit 2 original cocktail recipes based on the theme (1 recipe for each gin received). For each submission, you will send them directly to us and post them to your instagram. You will receive $10 per entry.
- Entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2022 
- 4 finalists per metro area will be announced on October 5, 2022
- Once you accept your spot as a finalist, you will participate in an in-person cocktail battle in October for your metro region. Up to 4 finalists will be chosen for each battle. Venues and dates TBD

Contest guidelines & Judging Criteria

Cocktail Recipe Guidelines
- 1 oz. minimum of Conniption Gin must be used  
- No split bases. We want your recipes to showcase the gin
- Housemade syrups, infusions and bitters are ok to use
- Full recipes, including any how-to's for infusions or syrups, must be included for valid submission
Choosing the Finalists
- Entries will be judged by the following criteria: Taste, Creativity, Adherence to Guidelines

PRIZES for #haveaconniption cocktail competition

At the in-person cocktail battles, 4 Grand Prize winners will be selected (1 per metro area). Each Grand Prize winner will be named "Have a Conniption Bartender of the Year" for their metro and receive 1. a $500 cash prize, 2. a bar rollup with professional grade tools ($250 value) 3. Conniption SWAG and 4. Conniption Gin for a Year (12 bottles). A $1500 value prize.

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