Do you have what it takes? Cities2Night presents the search for the Iron Shaker!
Do you have what it takes to create the best cocktail using mystery ingredients that will be unveiled to you moments before you begin? Join your fellow industry crew, and shake up some cocktails using the ingredients in your “mystery box”. You have 10 minutes – May the best bartender win!
Contestants will have 10 minutes to create their own specialty cocktail using the mystery ingredients at their station. Cocktails will be judged on: Taste, Presentation, Use of Ingredients, Creativity, & Bartending Acumen.
Three finalists from each prelims event will attend the Iron Shaker PA Finals in Philadelphia on August 15th. All finalists will receive VIP access for themselves & a guest at the ABSOLUT X event immediately following.
Must be 21 years of age or older & bartend at a bar or restaurant in Pennsylvania.
• Registration (first 30 mins)
• Light Food & Cocktails will be served
ROUNDS WILL CONSIST OF (repeat rounds until all participants have gone)
• First 3 Bartenders are called to their stations
• Unveiling of Mystery Box Ingredients
• 2 Minute “Pre Shift” to make a game plan
• 10 Minutes to gather ingredients from “the Crafted Compliments” & construct 3 of the same cocktail (1 for each judge)
1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will be announced, trophy given, announcement for finals
Absolut, Absolut Citron, Absolut Mandrin, Absolut Cilantro, Absolut Hibiskus, Absolut Grapevine, Avion, Jameson
Limes, Lemons, Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Oranges, Tomato Juice, Simple Syrup, Rosemary, Lemon Juice, Ginger, Agave, Cranberry, Orange Juice, Soda, Lemon Lime Soda, Pineapple Juice, Bitters, Mint, Cilantro, Basil
THE MYSTERY BOX
Mystery ingredients will be unveiled during “Pre-Shift” on the day of the event. Participants will be required to utilize at least one ingredient from the mystery box.
A muddler, Shaker, Strainer, Ice Bucket, Bar Spoon, Knife, Cutting Board & Jiggers will be provided. Participants are more than welcome to bring their own bar tools.
Rocks Glass, High Ball, Martini Glass, Pint Glass.