Want to win $1,000 and a Bartender Residency in San Miguel de Allende? Tequila Casa Dragones is hosting its Fall 2021 Jamming Sessions, where bartenders have a chance to compete for a cash prize and the educational experience of a lifetime.
Bartenders will receive a bottle of Casa Dragones Blanco to create a cocktail based on this session’s theme, Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead.
The five-stage competition is open to bartenders around the world to showcase their creativity and talent. Each contestant is asked to record a video of themselves crafting a cocktail and to share their recipe and inspiration with the team at Casa Dragones. 30 online finalists will be chosen by Casa Dragones Jamming Sessions judges, Yana Volfson and Jose Luis León. Each cocktail will be selected based on Originality & Theme Adherence, Inspiration, Video Presentation, Cocktail Presentation, and Quality of the Cocktail.
The 30 selected cocktails and videos will be posted on the Casa Dragones Facebook page and promoted for two weeks. 16 semifinalists will be selected based on social engagement to move forward to a social competition on IGTV. After a week, the six most popular cocktails will move to the fourth stage as finalists where judges will craft each cocktail during an Instagram live session. During the final round the two judges will share their impressions of each drink and select two winners.
“Jamming Sessions is a current and prepositive platform that it’s generating a creative bartender community across the world,” I love seeing all these extraordinary and creative proposals.”
-shared judge Jose Luis Leon
One of the winners from the Spring Jamming Session, Fernanda Ganzoni, shared her thoughts:
“This Casa Dragones jamming sessions have been a roller coaster of vibrant wild and happy emotions for me,” exclaimed Ganzoni. “For me the fact that Tequila Casa Dragones gave me an opportunity to showcase Mexico, which is so close to my heart, is just incredible! When you find the way to blend your passion with your job, then you just know with no doubt that… you love what you are, and you are what you love! I just really enjoy working with Casa Dragones Tequila, when you see the bottle, you know you have a precious and luxurious liquid in your hands, and you would do wherever it takes to discover and blend all flavor notes in a unique explosion of emotions! Pure agave… Cacao… Habanero… Pitaya… Panela… incredible inspiration of the Markets of Mexico that came to me ¡Gracias a todos los que me apoyaron!”
Registration for the session ends September 10th with the Cocktail Submission Period running from August 28th through September 13th. The first round of finalists will be announced October 1st.