We are asking mixologists and bartenders from across North America to help us find the ultimate Cuca Fresca cocktail. The winner of this competition will be flown to Brazil for a private distillery tour courtesy of Cuca Fresca.
Called "the ideal slate for cocktail creativity" by BevX.com, Cuca Fresca Premium Cachaça and Pura Gold aged cachaça have already been praised by some of the country's top mixologists including Gina Chersevani, Elad Zvi, John Hogan and Gabriel Orta. "We hope this competition will inspire creative bartenders and mixologists to find the best way of using our premium cachaça in a cocktail that demonstrates their own unique style," said Cuca Fresca Managing Partner Phoenix Kelly-Rappa.
Cuca Fresca will team up with a panel of spirits experts to choose four finalists after all recipes have been submitted.
A fifth "People's Choice" finalist will be determined by the recipe that receives the highest number of votes from the public. VOTE NOW for a chance to win two VIP tickets to our live "Shake Off" in Chicago on November 30.
WHO: The "Shake Your Way to Brazil" Cocktail Challenge is open to professional bartenders and mixologists.
WHEN: July 1-Sept. 15: Recipe submissions can be made via CucaFrescaSpirit.com
July 22-Oct. 31: Votes can be cast at CucaFrescaSpirit.com for the "People's Choice" finalist
Oct. 15: 20 Semi-finalists will be announced and will be
promoted on the Cuca Fresca website for two weeks.
Nov. 1: Four Judges' Choice Finalists and one People's Choice finalist will be announced and will compete live on November 30th.
Nov. 30: Live "Shake Off" in Chicago.
WHERE: Online at www.CucaFrescaSpirit.com/contest.
RECIPES: Recipes must feature Cuca Fresca Premium or "Pura Gold"
Cachaça. Up to five additional ingredients can be used.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTEST RULES: