One entry per person
Entries must be submitted to the organisers via the website www.beefeatermixldn.com
Entries must be a long or short drink. Shots are not permitted.
Entrants are asked to create an original cocktail using their city as inspiration.
You should design your cocktail to celebrate the urban diversity of the city you live and work in. We want you to look at any aspects of your city's culture; art, music, food and the people, to get your inspiration. Then take this inspiration and mix it with the spirit of London, Beefeater Gin.
Recipes entered must be the original creation of the competitor. If a competitor is thought to have plagiarised a known, existing cocktail they will be disqualified.
Recipes entered must be expressed in parts, ounces (US), millilitres, dashes and drops. Fruit juice quantities must also be stipulated, e.g. “juice of half a lemon” is unacceptable.
Winners of National Finals are free to make changes to their entry before the Global Final in London. Any changes must be notified to the Beefeater local team no later than January 1st 2018; otherwise the changes will not be accepted for the Global Final.
Recipes must contain a minimum of 30ml (1oz) of Beefeater Dry or Beefeater 24. Please bear in mind that the drink should be a celebration of Beefeater Dry or Beefeater 24.
The organisers will supply Beefeater Dry and Beefeater 24.
The organisers will supply frozen cubed ice, block ice for chipping/carving and an ice crusher. Please ensure you state clearly your ice requirements in your recipe.
Basic bar equipment will be provided. Competitors should bring any specialist equipment with them to both finals.
Cocktails may be presented in any shape of glass, cup or other hygienic and safe receptacle. The organisers will supply limited basic glassware upon request, but competitors are advised to bring their own.
With the exception of the Beefeater and Beefeater 24 logos, no brand name or logo, other than the regular discrete mark of the glassware or equipment manufacturer should be visible.
Each competitor must make at least three identical drinks for judging and photography.
Competitors must be able to prepare their drinks within a maximum of ten minutes. A minimum of ten minutes will also be allocated prior to making their drink in order for competitors to prepare.
Drinks may be served hot or cold, straight-up, or over ice.
Competitors serving drinks that appear inedible or working with unhygienic methods or equipment will be disqualified and their drinks discarded without being sampled.
Garnishes must be edible but may be mounted on sticks, skewers, straws, forks or other such hygienic accessories. Use of edible fruits, herbs, leaves and spices may include sprigs, peels, barks, fruit shells etc. Any flowers and petals used must be safe for human consumption. Props relating to the drink may be used, but may not come in contact with the liquid.
Garnishes may be prepared in advance but must be incorporated into the cocktail within the ten minute allocated drinks preparation time.
Drink names including rude, lurid, sexual words, or words associated with narcotics, children or motor vehicles are prohibited.
By entering this competition, competitors agree to assign copyright of their recipe and drink name to the organisers.
Competitors and drinks presented during the competition may be photographed (still or motion picture) by the organisers and copyright of these images for any use, including advertising, will be retained by the organisers.
The organisers reserve the right to have the full and final decision on any matter relating to the judging of the competition.
Organisers will appoint the panel of judges and reserve the right to replace or appoint new judges before or during the competition.
The judges must remain impartial and declare any vested interest they may have in the competition or competitors. They must judge each competitor on their interview and drink alone.
While every reasonable effort will be made, the organisers cannot guarantee the safe return of glassware, equipment or any product supplied by a competitor. Therefore competitors are advised to house their tools and products in bags/boxes, which enable them to efficiently, gather and hold their equipment and ingredients immediately after competing.
Competitors considered by the organisers to be practising or promoting any form of irresponsible drinking will be disqualified and may be asked to leave the venue.
Competitors must conduct themselves in a safe manner and any action considered by the organisers to endanger fellow competitors; judges or spectators will result in instant disqualification and possible ejection from the venue.