Get Ready to Party Miami! The Bartenders Are Coming!

July 27 2014 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort


After the resounding success of the first part of the Series in Fort Lauderdale last month, the second part of the largest party in the panhandle comes to Newport Beach Hotel and Resort this weekend. is so psyched to be part of this event that fosters mixologists' and flair bartenders' skills and creativity.

Find out all you need to know about this wonderful flair and mixology competition, including location, entrance fees, amenties, schedule, mixology competition entry procedure and rules and more by reading on!


The Bartenders Bash Series Finals will be held this Sunday July 27, 2014 at the


Newport Beachside Resort & Hotel
16701 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160


The event starts with...

Noon: Competitor Registration opens
Noon-3pm: Sampling Booths & Mixology Qualifying
3:30pm: Blind Flair rounds start
8pm: Mixology Finals

The Bartenders Bash Series is a fun and educational event for Bartenders of all walks of life as well as consumers that like to learn about new products and cocktails. Entrance fee is $10 and gets you in to enjoy the FREE COCKTAILS from the vendors from Noon-3pm as well as enjoy the Flair & Mixology competitions. Anyone interested in competing can find more info using the link below...


Here is the link to the video recap of last month's Bartenders Bash Series...


If all of that wasn't enough... we will be filming for a new television show on Discovery Channel based on the cocktail culture called "The Next Round". We look forward to seeing you at the Bartenders Bash Series this Sunday.... for the next round... 


Below are the rules and regulations plus everything else you need to know to participate in or just take in the Mixology Contest.


Bartender Bash Series 2 Mixology Contest

This part of the event is open to competitors, spectators and drinkers alike. The Bartenders Bash Series Mixology Contest will not be part of the Flair scoring for the Bartenders Bash Series but competitors can gain points in the Overall Points Series. This is a fun and free event to appreciate some of our fine sponsors Finest Call, Lucas BolsTanduay RumJack Daniels,Pisco Porton, Hard Rock Energy Drink Stolichnaya Vodka to see how they "mix" with original cocktails.

For the first round, contestants will be asked to submit their original twist on a Harvey Wallbanger using Stolichnaya VodkaGalliano L'autenticoHard Rock Energy Drink &Finest Call recipes in writing and then prepare the drink on camera. Then the original Harvey Wallbanger cocktails will be judged on Taste, Originality and Presentation. The top four winners will be announced and compete in the finals.

The rules are simple... each contestant will have 3 minutes (Judges discretion) to prepare their originalHarvey Wallbanger using Stolichnaya VodkaGalliano L'autenticoHard Rock Energy Drink & Finest Call cocktails on camera using our Flairco portable bar. Each drink must consist of at least of Stolichnaya Vodka, Galliano L'autenticoHard Rock Energy Drink&Finest Call and Simply Squeeze Reàl infused syrup and whatever ingredients you like. Each Cocktail must contain at least 1oz Stolichnaya Vodka, 1/2oz Galliano L'autentico, 1/2ozHard Rock Energy Drink, 1ozFinest Call and 1/2oz Simply Squeeze Reàl infused syrupcombined products with whatever you like. No home made syrups, tinkturs, bitters, etc... will be permitted unless the complete recipe and procedure of each product is listed on your recipe card. If you need special ingredients, glassware, garnishes or prepping we suggest you bring them yourself and do it ahead of time. The only glassware we will provide will be plastic cups. So bring your own glassware if you like to be creative. Only one recipe per contestant for qualifying.

4 (four) finalists will be chosen from the qualifying round and they will compete Sunday Night in a cocktail battle for the judges and their chance to win the fame, money and trophy of the Bartenders Bash Series Part#2 Mixology Contest Champion!

We will be providing...


Stolichnaya Vodka


Finest Call Premium Juice Lemon Sour
Finest Call Premium Juice Lime Sour
Finest Call Premium Juice Citrus Sour
Finest Call Premium Blood Orange Sour
Finest Call Bar Syrup
Finest Call Agave Nectar
Finest Call
 Margarita Lite
Finest Call Passion Fruit
Finest Call Mango
Finest Call Strawberry
Finest Call Peach
Finest Call Mai Tai
Finest Call Mojito
Finest Call
Finest Call
 Orgeat Syrup
Finest Call Triple Sec

(You may use any other Finest Callproduct you like).

Hard Rock Energy Drink - Original
Hard Rock Energy Drink - Paradise Punch
Hard Rock Energy Drink - Sugar Free
Coco Real
Raspberry Reàl
Blueberry Reàl
Peach Reàl
Agave Reàl
Strawberry Reàl
Ginger Reàl
Pumpkin Reàl
Galliano L'autentico
Galliano Ristretto
(You may use any other Galliano product you like).
we will also be supplying...
Damrak Gin
Tanduay Gold Asian Rum
Tanduay Silver Asian Rum
Bols Yogurt
Bols Starwberry
Bols Peach
Bols Lychee
Bols Apple
Bols Ginger Brandy

Bols Elderflower
(You may use any other Bols product you like).
Jack Daniels
Pisco Porton
We also will be providing Limes, orange juice, cranberry juice, Sprite and Coke. We keep the extra ingredients low, because we encourage you to bring your own creativity to the table by bringing your own ingredients, fruits, herbs, syrups, foams, etc...
The Bartenders Bash Series Part#2 Mixology Drink Contest Qualifying Round will be out of 50 points total. You will be judged on Originality (15 Points), Presentation (15 Points) andTaste (20 Points).
The Bartenders Bash Series Part#2 Mixology Drink Contest Finals will be out of 120 points total. You will be judged on Bartending Skills (20 points), Originality (20 Points),Presentation (20 Points), Ingredients Showcased (20 Points), Drink Name (20 Points) and Taste (20 Points).

Only the top four competitors from qualifying will advance to the Bartenders Bash Series Part#2 Mixology Drink Contest Finals. The competitors are encouraged to bring in their own tools for this round but may not use any of their own ingredients not supplied for this round. All four competitors will be competing at the same time on stage during this round over three heats. Each contestant will be asked to prepare an original cocktail based on the mystery ingredients they will be presented with each heat.

When the round starts, all of the competitors will open the basket on their bar top to reveal the mystery ingredients for that heat. Each competitor will have the same mystery ingredients. From that point the competitors will have 10 minutes to each make four of the same cocktail utilizing their mystery ingredients to the best of their ability.

At the end of the 10 minutes, their cocktails will be tasted and judged by the judges with the least favorite cocktail being "86". The competitor that is "86" will take fourth place and be done. This scenario will repeat over three heats to determine a fourth, third, second and first place.


-Bartending Skills

-Name of Drink



-Ingredients Showcased









Bartending Skills (20 points)

Bartending Skills- The Bartender will receive points for their skills as a professional bartender demonstrated while making their cocktail. Proper techniques and innovative procedures will score higher.

Name of Drink (20 points)

Name of Drink- The Bartender will receive points for how creative and appealing their cocktails name is.

Presentation (20 points)

Presentation- The Bartender will receive points for the final presentation of their cocktail as well as it being made.

Originality (20 points)

Originality- The bartender will receive points on how original their cocktail is by creating an original signature cocktail showcasing the mystery ingredients.

Ingredients Showcased (20 points)

Ingredients Showcased- The bartender will receive points for how well they utilized the mystery ingredients. The better all of the mystery ingredients are utilized and showcased, the better their score will be.

Taste (20 points)

Taste- The bartender should be able to make a good tasting drink as well as everything else. What's the point of having a great named drink, presented well, original, ingredient well showcased cocktail if it doesn't taste good? The bartender will receive points on how well their cocktail appeals to the judges palette.


Hindrance (5 points)- Any action or series of actions that "prevent or make difficult" another competitors round. I.E.: touching another competitors, bar, tools, ingredients, cocktail, etc...

Excessive use of Ingredients (10 points)- Any action where a competitor takes an excessive amount of ingredients from the back bar and doesn't utilize them all in their drink or as a strategy to prevent other competitors from using that product for their cocktail.

Your scores will be added together from each round you advance in. So the competitor who scores the highest overall in all the rounds will win the final round.
The Bartenders Bash Series Part#2 Mixology Drink Contestants can Pre-register by emailing their Name, Bar they work at, Drink name with Ingredients, Procedure and Garnish to



1st Place- $500.00 + Trophy

2nd Place- $300.00

3rd Place- $200.00

4th Place- $50.00 BarProducts Gift Card
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