Who doesn’t love a friendly competition?

We have rounded up four cocktail competitions that are happening now. Before the weekend is over, you should definitely consider entering one or all of them.

When entering cocktail competitions, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Read all the directions thoroughly

Make sure to double-check what the competition is asking of you. One small mistake can cause disqualification.

Take high-quality images

Images are what can make a winning cocktail! Double-check to see if the brand wants a bottle in the cocktail image and if they do, be sure to include it.

Unable to find the bottle?

If you are struggling to find the bottle in your local stores, ask around! Check local bars to see if they carry it, or ask friends who have an extensive home bar collection. Chances are, someone is bound to have it. Be sure to use ingredients and follow exactly what the competition is asking.

Consider cocktail names

Anyone can create a cocktail using the product name itself. Be creative and try to use a name that will help you stand out from others. Take inspiration from things about you like nature, music, movies, etc.


Take time telling your story if a cocktail contest requires inspiration. If the brand is asking where you pulled inspiration from, be thoughtful in your response. The more thought put into the cocktail, the higher the chance of making it to the finals.

Now that you’re a competition pro, here are four you should enter this weekend.

Weed Cellars Don’t Waste This Cocktail

Enter the Don’t Waste This Cocktail competition that is being judged by country singer Gary Allan. There is a chance to win up to $3,000 in this competition, so it’s worth entering.

Gary Allan

Gary Allan

Marie Brizard Toast to HERStory Cocktail Competition

The competition is challenging bartenders to create an original cocktail to honor a woman who has inspired them. Enter now for a chance to win up to $1,000 or a trip to Bordeaux, France!

Toast to HERStory Competition

Toast to HERStory Competition

Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown

Bartenders who live in the eastern region can enter the Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown. They’re asking bartenders to create a cocktail using their signature rye whiskey – challenging them to create the best rye whiskey cocktail. Enter for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash and a two-night stay at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel.

Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown

Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown

Indoggo Bartender Competition

This is something you won’t want to miss. Snoop Dog himself will be judging the competition that’s challenging bartenders to create a cocktail using INDOGGO Gin! Not only will Snoop Dog judge your cocktail, but there is also the opportunity to win up to $5,000.

Indoggo Bartender Challenge

Indoggo Bartender Challenge