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SOLERNO LIQUEUR SPIRITS OF MEXICO COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

Welcome to the Solerno Liqueur Spirits of Mexico Cocktail Challenge taking place during the 2011 SPIRITS OF MEXICO FESTIVAL in San Diego

JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO SELECT THE WINNING ENTRY FOR THE SPIRITS OF MEXICO OFFICIAL COCKTAIL 2011. THE SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. OBSERVE THE JUDGING PROCESS AND TASTE ENTRIES SUBMITTED ALONG WITH THE JUDGES TO SELECT YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE!

WHAT IS SOLERNO LIQUEUR?

SOLERNO Blood Orange Liqueur is made in Sicily and brought to you by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, also the creator of Hendrick's Gin. It is built upon a base of neutral spirit with 3 distillates of Sicilian citrus. First, the finest Sanguinello Blood Oranges are macerated whole and distilled at the peak of their short growing season. Separate distillates of the blood orange peels and Sicilian lemons are added to create the perfect balance of flavors and aromas.

The nose bursts with whole-fruit blood orange, red berries, and a hint of bright lemon.  The palate yields a velvety sweetness, balancing acidity, and the full body of an 80 proof spirit with a dry finish.

 SOLERNO is versatile as a base spirit as well as a modifying sweetener and shines in either modern interpretations of classic cocktails or original creations. 

Imported by William Grant & Sons 40% Alcohol www.solernoliqueur.com

ABOUT THE SOLERNO LIQUEUR COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

Who can enter the competition?

Only those brands participating in the 2011 Spirits of Mexico Festival may enter

Who judges the competition?

Judges will include executives from within the Beverage Alcohol & Hospitality industries and may include members of the Press

- Semi-Finals & Finals -

The Solerno Liqueur Spirits of Mexico Cocktail Challenge Semi-Finals will take place from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday September 11 at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The Semi-Finals are held during the Tequila Trail and are open to the public by purchasing a ticket for the Tequila Trail.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant

LINK TO TEQUILA TRAIL

The Solerno Liqueur Spirits of Mexico Cocktail Challenge Finals take place from 6pm to 8pm on
Wednesday September 14
at
Barra Barra Saloon

SOLERNO LIQUEUR COCKTAIL CHALLENGE FINALS ADMISSION $25

Purchase Tickets

Consumers are invited to observe the judging during the Semi-Finals and the Finals. Each guest will receive every ‘nth’ samples of entries at the semi’s and all five (5) finalist entries at the Finals. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

What does the winner receive?

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Award certificate
  • The winning Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur Cocktail entry will be served at all 2011 Spirits of Mexico Festival events including:
Barra Barra Saloon

The Spirits of Mexico Festival officially kicks off on Wednesday Sept. 11 during the Spirits of Mexico & Old Town Chamber of Commerce TEQUILA TRAIL, taking place in participating restaurants in Old Town San Diego.

Rules & Regulations

  • Must be a brand participating in 2011 Spirits of Mexico
  • Each brand may come up with the recipe(s) in-house or work with a selected bartender/mixlogist
  • Each brand may enter up to 2 recipes
  • Must include at least one (1) fluid ounce of Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
  • The name of the recipe shall not include the brand name for the Semi-Finals.
  • No more than five (5) ingredients including dashes and drops, excluding garnishes
  • Homemade or self-made ingredients are excluded.
  • Any substitutions and questionable ingredients must have the approval of the host and sponsors
  • Recipe(s) must be specified in ounces, divided respectively such as 1, 3, 5 and 1/2, 1/4 and as smallest quantities of dashes and/or drops
  • Garnishes shall consist only of edible fruits and/or vegetables
  • Artificial arrangement or food-dyes shall not be allowed
  • Only standard long straw, short straws, picks and stirrers are allowed
  • All submissions must be the original recipes that have not been entered for any other competitions and/or have not been published in the past.

Judging Process

Voting will be based-upon appearance (10%), aroma (15%), showcasing the Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur (25%) and taste (50%). If you have questions regarding the Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur Spirits of Mexico Cocktail Challenge, please contact Dori Bryant at info@polishedpalate.com

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