Attention pro bartenders: Van Gogh Vodka has just launched a cocktail competition in honor of International Artist Day on October 25.
On October 29, Van Gogh is hosting a special event in Charleston, South Carolina titled The Art of the Cocktail that will bring together three bartender finalists to compete live. If you’re interested in becoming Van Gogh’s BARtist in Residence, keep reading.
To submit your masterpiece, you need to create a custom cocktail using Van Gogh Vodka, inspired by a Vincent Van Gogh painting. After creating your signature libation, submit the recipe, along with a photo and the name of a charity you’d like to support. Cocktails will be judged on taste, creativity (think homemade ingredients, ice and glassware) and presentation of the drink with a garnish. The top 25 entries will be chosen for the voting round to compete in a spot for the final three. If you’re one of the chosen three, you’ll be flown down to Charleston for a three-day, two-night trip to compete in the live finals.
The winner will receive a grand prize of $2,500, a feature recipe book spread, $1,000 to give to an art-based charity and the title of Van Gogh’s BARtist in Residence. If you think you have what it takes to create a truly beautiful and delicious Van Gogh Vodka cocktail, check out our contest page for the official rules. Good luck!