The 2019 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB) presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE will officially accept submissions now until June 30.
Over the next three months, emerging bartenders from across North American can once again submit their most imaginative cocktail creations for the chance to compete amongst the nation’s top talents. Miami is no stranger to the MIB competition. Famed Cantinero, Julio Cabrera, took top prize in 2013 while Philip Khanderhish and Derek Stillman were both finalists.
Established as one of the industry’s most prestigious bartending competitions, the MIB program, now in its 13th year, has scoured North America for the greatest undiscovered bartenders. New to this year’s competition the top 12 competitors will be tasked to bring an original creative idea of any medium to life. Each competitor will receive a cash stipend to research and conceptualize their design before presenting to three judges at the finals in February 2020. This brings the competition to a while new level while championing bartenders’ creativity in and out of the bar.
This competition has changed the lives of many local bartenders and has been a stepping stone in careers. If you’re looking to network with creative, like-minded bartenders and make bonds that last forever, this is the one for you.
WHAT: 13th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender Competition Presented by Bombay Sapphire Gin
RECRUITMENT/SUBMISSIONS PERIOD: NOW – JUNE 30
TO ENTER: www.mostimaginativebartender.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The Most Imaginative Bartender regional semi-finalists will be announced this July. The submissions will be narrowed down to 100 top bartenders from across North America who will compete for a chance to represent their hometown as one of just 12 mixologists from across the continent. The regional finals competitions will take place throughout September before the finalists travel to Laverstoke Mill, for an immersive journey to discover the home of Bombay Sapphire. The finals will then take place in Chicago next February where North America’s Most Imaginative Bartender will officially be announced.
Not to be missed!