Create a new Tiki classic which is influenced by your surroundings, the city, the landscape, the sea. With the advances we have had in travel and exportation since the Golden Age of Tiki the dream of a tropical getaway, or even just a tropical drink has become accessible to most of us. This is your chance to create a tropic masterpiece to prove Tiki is a mindset. Not just a destination.
Rum Diary Spiced - A spiced rum created by bartenders for bartenders, designed with cocktails in mind. Brought to life on the streets of Fitzroy, Melbourne. Spiced by hand with flavour that compliments the taste of the tropics.
The finals will take place in Sydney on Monday 30th October - Venue to be confirmed.
DATES TO REMEMBER● Entries Open 9am Monday 4th September● Entries must be in before Midnight, Sunday 22nd October● Competitors must be ready to compete on Monday 30th October
● Finalists will be announced 11am Monday, October 23rd
● Min. 30mls Rum Diary Spiced Rum● Max. 8 ingredients● House-made ingredients are permitted● NO USE OF ANY ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES OR INGREDIENTS● The cocktail must have a notable signature inspiration to link it to Tiki classics and a notable link as how it has been inspired by your city, your landscapes, your heritage (Note: Tropical flavours, paradise spices, over the top garnishes, direct twists, vessel it’s served in e.g. Martini Glasses are very metropolitan for city inspired drinks, etc)● The cocktail can contain no more than 2.5 Standard Drinks
● Of All Things Tiki is open to NSW Bartenders only● Enter by sending your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org● Your entry must include:➔ 1x ‘Of All Things Tiki’ cocktail (Name and Recipe)➔ 1x Hi-Res photo, this will be used for Social Media leading up to the event➔ 1x Bad chat of how your drink is inspired by Tiki Classics and Sky Scrapers (or just a story to reflect where you come from)● Entries Open 9am Monday 4th September● Entries must be in before Midnight, Sunday 22nd October● All competitors must be ready to compete on Monday 30th October. ● Each competitor will have 3 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to present their cocktail during the finals● Maximum 3 cocktails can be prepared for the judges but you can also just present 1 if you don’t mind the judges sharing● The Rum Diary Spiced Rum has the rights to use all recipes and drink images submitted in this competition - Original creator will be credited
Things to keep in mind:
● Drinks will be judged on clever application of Tiki flavours● Drinks will be judged on how well they relay to inspired landscape/personal story● Drinks will be judged on balance and flavour● Performance will be judged on flair, theatre and technique