“PUNCH KINGS” BARTENDER COMPETITION
NEW IN 2013
Cochon555’s Fifth Anniversary is kicking-off it’s 10-city culinary tour in New York City February 10th, and that means Cochon’s Official Cocktail Competition called “Punch Kings” is joining the ranks of prestigious events that celebrate and award bar keep for making damn good libations.
Equally exciting, Cochon is happy to announce that Breckenridge Distillery and owner, Bryan Nolt are officially sponsoring this year’s cocktail competition. The theme will be large format punch bowls, rightfully made with Breckenridge Bourbon. The  finalist will be invited to Cochon to compete during the VIP experience, they will have 30 minutes to prepare  punch bowl featuring  bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon and their special ingredients. Upon completion, a recipe will be submitted, and a picture will be taken with their Hipstamatic app on their smartphone to document the masterpiece. All cocktail submissions (punch, recipe, photo) will be reviewed by 6 judges during the the event, the highest score will be take honors. The local winner will be announced during the awards ceremony and will take home a $1000 bottle of bourbon, a trophy and local title. Additionally, the winner will be flown to Denver on the first weekend in June to battle it out against the national finalists, the winner, will be invited to Aspen.
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Once all ten winners are announced, they compete against each other in Denver, one will selected Grand Champion AKA The 2013 Punch King. The winner will be invited to prepare the punch at the infamous Grand Cochon during the Food + Wine Classic in Aspen on June 16th.
Deadlines for the 2013 PUNCH KING official cocktail competition.
Submissions end 14 days before Cochon opens the doors in your city.
Click here to enter the contest
Once you have entered, you will be notified by email of acceptance.
There will be 6 judges to help us find a winner at each C555 event.
What should I consider when making my punch?
Make what you like to drink. What would you prepare for a close group of friends coming to your house on Friday night? Cochon is an industry event your judges are just like your peers that happen to leaders in hospitality.
Dates for the Cochon 555 Fifth-Anniversary Tour are
New York City – Sunday, February 10
Atlanta – Sunday, February 17
Vail, CO – Sunday, March 10
Seattle – Sunday, March 17
Boston – Sunday, March 24
Washington, D.C. – Sunday, April 7
San Francisco – Sunday, April 14
Miami – Sunday, April 24
Chicago – Sunday, April 28
Los Angeles – Sunday, May 5
YOUR COMPLETED FORM AND INFORMATION
DUE 14 DAY IN ADVANCE OF THE DATES ABOVE
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The Ace, Denver Colorado – Sunday, June 1
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