DC WIne & Food Events

Cocktail Contest

In Spirit Of The Festival on November 4, 2010 at 7:29 am

Do you have a signature cocktail? Do your mixing skills dazzle to the delight of your guests?

Submit your most clever cocktail recipe for the chance to see it featured during the Spirit Of The Festival mixer, a special one-hour, pre-event tasting! Contest rules >

Do you make a magnificent margarita?

Are your tonics to-die-for?

Specialty cocktails, especially during the holiday season, contribute to the success of any festive party so we’re in search of a fresh twist on classic cocktails to feature at this year’s Spirit of the Festival. Show us your signature flair!

DIRECTIONS: Email us {wineandfoodeventsdc@gmail.com} your recipe along with a picture of your cocktail by November 21st for consideration. Please copy and paste the following into the body of your email and attach a jpeg image of your cocktail. Entries that do not follow this format will not be considered.

Spirit of the Festival cocktail contest entry:

Cocktail Name:

Contestant Name:

Contestant Phone Number:

Contestant Email:

Cocktail Ingredients:

Cocktail Preparation Method & Instructions:

Special Notes:

Number of Servings:

*By submitting this recipe, please note you are agreeing to all contest rules.


Contest rules:

1. ENTRY This cocktail recipe contest promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only by residents 21 years of age or older. No purchase of festival tickets necessary to enter or win. Contest begins November 8, 2010 and ends November 29, 2010 (“Contest Period”). Entries must be received via email by 11:59 p.m., EST., on November 29, 20010.

Any type of cocktail recipe may be submitted, but the recipe must be original, unpublished and may not have previously won any award or prize. Multiple recipes may be entered so long as each one is entirely unique and complies with all other terms hereof. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to assign their intellectual property rights to Spirit Of The Festival organizers and permit us to use the entries in any media, including the Internet, for commercial, promotional or any other purpose whatsoever. Entrants who do not agree to this use should not enter this Contest. All winning recipe will be posted on https://spiritfestival.wordpress.com for viewing.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, (excluding Puerto Rico), 21 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

3. WINNER SELECTION: On or about November 22, 2010, all eligible entries will be read in a first round of judging by a professional mixologist and judged equally on each recipe’s creativity.

Three first prize winners will be determined. Festival organizers reserve the right to select fewer than three winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail and invited to the festival’s pre-event mixer.

All questions regarding this contest can be directed to dcwineandfoodevents@gmail.com.

Thank you and good luck!

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