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It'S Cocktail O'Clock in SUSSEX!

 

Connecting hospitality staff and buyers with local producers and makers is a key objective of BITE, so we invite you – our colleagues in the Brighton and Sussex bar industry – to participate in our virtual ‘Sussex Surprise’ cocktail competition presented in partnership with Mixology Group and featuring locally produced spirits – Brighton Gin, Bolney GinBrooksteed GinMadame Jennifer and Slake Spirits – some of which you may be familiar with already and some could be a new opportunity to sample.

Competition rules...

  • You can create and submit up to 3 cocktails to our virtual ‘Sussex Surprise’ cocktail competition, using any combination of spirits and ingredients included in your box.

  • You can also include in your cocktail additional ingredients such as citrus, bitters – including aperitif bitters and vermouths up to 25% abv –, syrups and non-branded mixers of your own choosing. Please do not use any other strong spirits.

  • Take a photo of your cocktail – including the bottles of the spirits you use – accompanied by your inspiration, recipe and method. Entries must be individually submitted online via the form below with your photo emailed to info@sharpmediagroup.co.uk.

  • Also do share your entries via Instagram by tagging us @bitesussex, @drinksussex, @themixologygroup, @slakespirits, @brightonginstergram, @madamejenniferdistillery, @brooksteed, @Bolneyestate, @mdteashop, @redroastercafe, @wobblegate, @ fitzwineuk, #bitesussex and #drinksussex. Entrants agree that Bite Sussex and partner brands can repost and promote images/recipes.

  • Online entries close at midnight on Sunday 11 July 2021.

The judging...

  • The finals will take place in late July/early August on a Monday evening. Finalists will be notified in advance but everyone is invited to attend. The panel consists of BITE patron Sir Peter Field lord-lieutenant of East Sussex, Myles & Zoe Cunliffe of Mixology Group, Adam Rice of My Brighton hotel, Helen Taggart from MDTEA, Di Palmer from Redroaster Coffee, Tom Stephens from Wobblegate Orchards, Oli Peniston-Bird from Fitz and our spirit brand partners.

  • An overall winner and 4 runner-ups will be chosen. The winner will receive a complimentary bottle of each of the featured spirits, a WSET level 2 course with Mixology Group and  a distillery tour for you and your colleagues. The runners-up will receive one bottle of spirits and a rosette to wear with pride.

If you have any queries in the meantime please email Nat nat@sharpmediagroup.co.uk or call 01273 77 00 44.

Submit your entry online
Please complete the form below for each cocktail you submit then email a photo of each cocktail to info@sharpmediagroup.co.uk

Thanks for submitting!