Today is the last day to enter the Central Regionals for Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown!

If you think you can make the country’s best rye whiskey cocktail, this is your chance to prove it. Bartenders who live in the central region can enter up until today for the second annual cocktail competition. Each regional winner will be awarded $500 with a chance to win an additional $1,000 in the finals. Head over to Sagamore’s website to enter now at SagamoreSpirit.com/Showdown!

The East Coast Regional entries open on June 7 and close on July 23.

Here are some Sagamore Spirit cocktails for inspiration.

Whiskey Crush

Whiskey Crush

Whiskey Crush

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey
  • 3 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Orange Liqueur
  • 2 oz. Lemon Lime soda
  • Orange for Garnish

Preparation: Add all ingredients, excluding the lemon lime soda, into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake ingredients until cold. Strain your ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice (crushed ice preferred). Top with lemon lime soda. Garnish with an orange wheel.


Rye-Gartia

Rye-Gartia

Rye-Gartia

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and shake. Pour ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge. *Feel free to prepare your glass in advance with either a salted or sugared rim. Turn glass upside down and dip in a shallow dish of water, then dip in your desired rim.