Congratulations to the Semi-finalists of The Tenzing Coupe Cocktail Competition. This year there were over 150 submissions. Hospitality 201, which is officiating the competition, reviewed every cocktail recipe and have confirmed the semi-finalists.
This Monday, September 16th the following bartenders will recreate their cocktails and submit to an expert group of judges from the industry. Come and cheer them on between 12- 4pm/
Richard Beltzer from Bad Hunter-
Emily deKanter from Aba
Mike Treffehn from Larry’s
Jenee Craver from Sable
Wesley James from Range
Jill Anderson from The Drifter
Aren Bellando from Women’s Athletic Club
Ken Lehnhard from Funkenhausen
Brandon Spann from Bassment
Rodrigo Serrano, independent consultant
Netzale Matias from Politan Row
Ricardo from Blackbull/ Bordel
Mackenzie Heinze from Old Irving Brewery
Camren Ward from Dutch and Docs
Caleb from Bad Hunter
Josue Mancero from Presence Marketing
Sam Lyden from Boeufhaus and Cindy’s
A.J. Dixon from Nico Osteria-
Nathan Kilthorne fom Love Street
Marilia Pieretti from Joe’s Imports
Eric McMillan from Peckish Pig
Santiago Cobar from Aviary
Chris Krutz- The Kitchen Bistro
Drew Schmidtke from Stone Fox
Janek Evans from Peckish Pig
Nico Antunes from 80 Proof
Leo Chappell from Lost Larson
Lance Bowman from Monnie Burke’s
Ryan Hoffman from Etta
R. Alexander Bell from Aviary
Eric Bryda from The Smith
Mateusz Khunke from Conrad/ Baptiste and Bottle
Brittany Johnson form Old Irving Brewery
Jef Tate from Janitor’s Closet
Juan Morales from Vajra
Allassandra Ventola from The Madison Bar
Leah Schoenburg form Flora Fauna
Sebastian Ignaciuk, independent consultant
Drake Newnum from Music Box Theatre
Brit Simons from Bad Hunter
About The Tenzing Coupe
➢ First Place: $3500 and 1 bottle of winner’s choice from the Tenzing portfolio. (Must not exceed $500 value)
➢ Second Place: $1000
➢ Third Place: $500
All cocktail recipes must be submitted by Monday, September, 2nd at midnight. Cocktails can be submitted through this application link.
Any submissions received after midnight will not be considered to compete.
All spirits, wines, sake, or alcoholic beverages used must come from the Tenzing Wine & Spirits portfolio. These Tenzing products will be provided for competitors on the day of the competition.
No homemade ingredients are allowed. Bitters, syrups, tonics and flavored sodas must come from the Tenzing Wine & Spirits portfolio.
Competitors must bring all of their own tools. This includes but is not limited to: shakers, jiggers, strainers, tea strainers, pour spouts, syrup bottles, bitters, decanters, glassware, small wares, straws, etc.
Juices, raw ingredients, fruit and herbs are allowed but will not be provided. Lemon and Lime Juice will be provided for you. Competitors are responsible for all ingredients not listed as part of the Tenzing Wine & Spirits portfolio.
Competitors should bring enough ingredients, juices, glassware and garnishes to produce 4 cocktails (2 for judges, 2 for photographs).
Competitors must provide their own glassware.
Garnishes can be prepared before the competition.
Cocktail must be named. No lewd, suggestive or inappropriate cocktail names.
Absolutely no fire or open flame can be used in the execution of the cocktail.
Each competitor will have access to a standard 120V electrical outlet for the cocktail production. Use of the outlet must be specified in cocktail description.
Cocktail submissions will be tasted and reviewed blindly.
40 competitors selected to compete will be notified on September 6th, 2019.
Must be 21+ to enter.
All judging will be executed blindly.
Judges will consist of certified cicerones, certified sommeliers, cocktail industry professionals, food/drink media members, chefs, and cocktail enthusiasts.
Competitors must make 2 of their selected cocktail. One will be reviewed by the judges; the other will be used for photographs.
Each contestant will have 5 minutes to execute 2 of their selected cocktail.
There will be 8 heats of 5 competitors.
Each competitor will have an assigned presentation time. Assigned times will be chosen at random.
There will be 3 rounds of judging:
➢ Presentation (garnish, glassware, and cocktail name) 10 pts
➢ Taste (aroma, flavor, and balance) 20 pts
➢ The ten contestants with the highest total points will make their cocktail again in the finals.
TENZING BAR LABS
Tenzing provides a space to work on your cocktails at the Tenzing Bar at 165 N. Morgan St. Stay tuned for information on dates when the Tenzing Team will be hanging out in the lab to assist with all of your R&D needs!
Please email all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition is organized by Hospitality 201, LLC and sponsored by Tenzing Wine & Spirits.