HOW IT WORKS
Bartenders from all over the country can weed out the competition by creating original recipes featuring Weed Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Weed Cellars Prosecco and Weed Cellars Prosecco Rosé as a base ingredient. The judges will select four (4) winning cocktails—two (2) from each category—Bourbon and Bubbly.
Two (2) winners will be awarded $1,000 from each category, and the four (4) winning finalists will have a chance to kick it into high gear at the virtual final competition and compete for a chance to win an additional $2,000.WEED Like You to Enter Now
GARY ALLAN’S - Waste of a Whiskey Drink
Check out country music legend, Gary Allan’s song Waste of a Whiskey Drink, featuring our very own Weed Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
All recipes must include the following:
- Cocktail name
- Inspiration for cocktail
- List of ingredients
- Preparation & mixing instructions
- Cocktail image
Name of Cocktail
Balance of Flavor/Aroma/Character
The judges set the bar high by choosing two (2) winning cocktails per category. All four (4) winners will go on to create and compete for an additional cash prize in the virtual Grand Finals taking place in August (date TBD).
Two (2) Bourbon Winners Will Take Home $1,000 Each and Qualify for the Grand Finals.
Two (2) Bubbly Winners Will Take Home $1,000 Each and Qualify for the Grand Finals.
The grand prize winner will take home $2,000 in addition to the $1,000 for winning their category!
MEET THE DON’T WASTE THIS COCKTAIL JUDGES
Legendary country music artist, Gary Allan started his career by singing authentic country music in bars and pubs at the age of 13. Perhaps that's why his knowledge of whiskey is almost as finely tuned as his gift for music. Today Gary has won too many ACM awards to mention as well as other prestigious accolades. He plays to millions of fans in major arenas around the world, and rewards himself occasionally with a well-made whiskey cocktail.
Mark Weaver has been in the alcohol business for over 30 years, His father a bootlegger since High School (before straightening out in the military) and his Tennessee family of moonshiners, had already destined Mark’s fate long before he was born. But Mark doesn’t rest on their laurels or his. An award-winning distiller, the proud Southerner firmly holds fast the meaning of moving with the times, from proprietary distillation technology to the recognition of modern consumer preferences.
Natasha Swords is an industry veteran who began her career in Europe as a wine and spirits writer, later moving to the U.S. where she took up editorship at a number of alcohol industry publications. Ten years ago, she moved into marketing and P.R. representing brands like Montes Wines and Kaiken, and spirits such as Bushmills and Del Maguey. Today Natasha is the C.M.O. at Weed Cellars, Inc: "Now I get to work with one brand that crosses all three categories of wine, spirits and beer. It's a new and interesting era."
Chilled Media’s Chilled 100 Bartender Ambassador Program National Director. Wendy has been behind the stick for over 20 years.
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If you don't have your cocktail ready for submission, you can pre-register and we will remind you to submit your cocktail before the deadline.
Enter the Don’t Waste This Cocktail competition by submitting your original cocktail recipe using a Weed Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Weed Cellars Prosecco and Weed Cellars Prosecco Rosé along with an image and your inspiration. Bartenders are allowed to submit multiple recipes.
Make sure to take a look at our contest rules before entering!
Recipe by Robert Blakely
- 2 oz Weed Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- .5 oz Giffard Noir
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- .75 oz Simple Syrup
- .5 oz Blackberry Simple Syrup
- Egg White
Combine lemon and lime juice, simple and Blackberry syrups, Giffard Noir, and Weed Bourbon into a shaking tin.
Separate one egg white into tin and shake lightly for seven seconds.
Add ice to tin and shake vigorously for ten seconds.
Double strain through a fine mesh into a coup glass and garnish.
Expressed orange peel skewered with two fresh blackberries on rim.
Whiskey Sours have long been one of my favorite cocktails to both make and drink, and I believe the sweet and oakey flavor profile of Weed to be a good match for a darker, jammy berry. And so, I altered the traditional recipe and infused it with the rich flavors of blackberry and black currant, creating a citrus forward, fruity sour.
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