SOMBRA'S SUSTAINABLE VIRTUAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION

SOMBRA'S SUSTAINABLE VIRTUAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION

Thank you for your innovative, creative and thoughtful cocktail entries! The Sombra Sustainable Cocktail Competition is now closed.

FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY OCTOBER 12

About the Contest
Sombra Mezcal is the brainchild of Richard Betts, a Master Sommelier whose love of Oaxaca inspired him to open a distillery (palenque) that sets the highest standards for eco-friendly production. Newly opened, Sombra’s palenque ensures consistent quality and innovation from the fields to the bottle.

Open to professional bartenders in the U.S. and Canada, entries are accepted from April 22 - August 31, 2018.

Judged by Pioneering Anti-Waste Bartenders, Trash Tiki
Anti-waste pioneers, Trash Tiki’s Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths, will judge the competition, which is being conducted virtually to minimize its carbon footprint. Ultimately, the goal is for trend-setting bartenders to educate consumers who are equally eco-conscious and want to do right by the environment.

Grand Prize
The Grand Prize winner receives a one-week trip to Oaxaca, a destination for Mezcal and gastronomy for a hands-on apprenticeship at Sombra’s eco-friendly new palenque. Groundbreaking green initiatives include using certified sustainable wood, rainwater and solar power and upcycling distillation by-products into adobe bricks for local housing.

Judging Criteria
Sustainability
Originality
Best showcasing of Sombra Mezcal using 1 oz or more of Sombra
Creativity
Overall flavor

Ingredients
Recipes may incorporate a maximum of 5 ingredients
At least 2 that are demonstrably eco-friendly

Finalists & Winner Announcements
12 finalists announcement in September
Grand Prize winner announcement in October