Show off your skills in the Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown, West Coast Regional Entries are open until Monday, March 29, 2021. 

Baltimore, Maryland-based distiller, Sagamore Spirit, is bringing the competition with its second annual Cocktail Showdown. A panel of judges will evaluate each submission on taste, originality, and presentation. Each regional winner will be awarded $500 with the finalists getting the chance to compete for an additional $1000.  

Sagamore Spirits Cocktail Showdown

Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown

The competition is set up in three regions – West Coast (entries open now through March 29), Central (entries open April 21st through May 27th), and East Coast (entries open June 7th through July 23rd). Safety guidelines permitting, winners from each regional competition will be awarded a two-night stay at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore before competing live on September 28th.

To learn more about the contest and to enter, visit

Get inspired with a classic Sagamore Cocktail like the Sagamore Paper Plane: 

Sagamore Paper Plane

Sagamore Paper Plane

Sagamore Paper Plane


  • 3/4 oz. Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. Aperol
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Amaro Nonino
  • Lemon for garnish

Preparation:  Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.