Imbibe is thrilled to once again be supporting Charleston Wine + Food’s Official Cocktail Competition! This year, bartenders from the Charleston area were invited to submit an original cocktail featuring gin, along with an alcohol-free version of the drink. A panel of judges has selected the five highest-scoring recipes, and now it’s your time to vote!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Date: Wednesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 31, 2019
Who: 5 finalists, submissions with the highest scores from Round 1
Place: Finalists’ bars/restaurants
The 5 finalists will feature these drinks at their restaurants/bars to allow people to taste them in person and then cast a vote here for their favorites. The People’s Choice results will be factored into scoring for the 3rd round of judging, and these points will act as a “boost” in the final tasting round where a panel of judges will sample all the drinks one last time.
Date: Friday, November 6
Who: 5 finalists
Place: Judges’ tasting at host bars/restaurants
Competitors will present their drinks to a panel of three judges at the finalists’ host bars/restaurants. Each entry will be presented to the judges and will be judged on the following: aroma, appearance, taste, imagination, overall impression, and People’s Choice points.
The winner, first runner up and second runner up will be named on November 6.
PRIZES FOR THE FINAL WINNER
- Promotion as the 2020 Charleston Wine + Food Signature Cocktail
- A feature on imbibemagazine.com
- A $1,000 cash prize
PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE BELOW (1 VOTE ONLY).
As a thank you for your input, you’ll receive a special subscription offer + 2 free recipe guides. Just click “vote” and you’ll be redirected to our sign up page.