Cocktail Search Begins: October 7th, 2016
Deadline for Submissions: Noon(CST) on November 18th, 2016
Finalists Announced: November 22, 2016
Showcase in Houston: December 5th, 2016
The Luxardo Bitter Bianco Cocktail Search (‘The Cocktail Search’) is organized by the OFFSITE in conjunction with Anchor Distilling Company (‘The Organizers’).
Recipes will be judged on five categories:
1. Representation of Bitter Bianco
5. How Close to Clear is it?
Luxardo Bitter Bianco is the first Italian bitter that is clear. The Luxardo Bitter Bianco Cocktail Search is meant to highlight this uniqueness, and submissions should show off the range, complexity and creativity of cocktails that are themselves completely clear.
The Search will yield five finalist who will be invited to make their cocktail for a crowd of influencers and industry members at a Showcase in Houston: where a single recipe will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.
Entrants should be currently working at a bar or other on-premise establishment in the state of Texas.
Recipes must be submitted by Noon CST on the designated recipe due date to be considered for The Cocktail Search.
Incomplete or incomprehensible recipes will not be considered in The Cocktail Search.
All submissions must be accompanied by a photograph in order to be considered: entrants will not receive (or lose) points based upon the quality of their photographs; however, the cocktail image is yet another tool to be used by the judging panel to help decide how they would like to award their points.
A Panel of esteemed judges will review all submissions blind. Each judge will assign a score in each of the 5 posted categories. The five recipes with the highest scores will be selected, their creators will be notified, and they will be invited to serve their cocktail at the Showcase event in Houston on December 5th.
All decisions of the judging panel shall be final.
All cocktails must use Luxardo Bitter Bianco.
All submitted recipes should be measured in ounces or parts thereof. Instructions for creation should be delineated clearly, and garnish explained in detail.
Syrups and house-made ingredients are permissible: but must be accompanied by a comprehensive (and specific) recipe as well as clearly delineated step-by-step instructions.
The total volume of the ingredients in the recipe shall not exceed 8 ounces of liquid.
There is no maximum to the number of ingredients allowed; drinks should be designed to be delicious and balanced (and judges will be looking at what each ingredient contributes to the overall experience).
Drinks may be stirred, shaken, or built. Drinks may not be blended or served hot.
Competitors are not allowed to change their recipe or cocktail during the course of The Recipe Search. At the Showcase event, finalists will be expected to present their cocktail to up to 300 guests, so the cocktail must be replicable. All fresh ingredients used must be available in Texas in December, and all alcoholic ingredients must be available for order through a Licensed Class B.
For non-Luxardo spirits used, we ask that you use products from the Anchor Distilling Company portfolio where possible. The full Anchor Distilling Company portfolio is viewable online at www.AnchorDistilling.com
Terms and Conditions
No purchase necessary to enter The Luxardo Bitter Bianco Cocktail Search ("Cocktail Search"). Limit one (1) Submission ("Submission") of an original Luxardo cocktail recipe ("Recipe") per person. As a condition of participating in The Cocktail Search, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Terms & Conditions, and Official Rules ("Official Rules", defined above), and the decisions of the Sponsor ("Sponsor", defined below) and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the The Cocktail Search or these Official Rules. The Organizers reserve the right to remove any competitor from the competition for failure to comply with the rules as they are laid out herein.
The Cocktail Search is open to all those of legal drinking age, void where prohibited or restricted by law. To be eligible, the Entrants ("Entrant") must be employed as a bartender by a commercial bar or food service establishment on the date of entry, have a valid passport, and be willing and able to travel internationally by air. Neither members of the judging panel; employees, officers, or directors of the Sponsor, or of its subsidiaries and affiliated companies; nor their immediate families or those living in their households are eligible to enter The Cocktail Search. Employees of any spirits manufacturer or its subsidiaries are not eligible to enter the The Cocktail Search. If Entrant enters as part of a company or on behalf of his/her employer, these Terms & Conditions are binding on both the Entrant individually and his/her employer. If the Entrant is acting within the scope of his/her employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, then by his/her participation the Entrant warrants that such party has full knowledge of his/her actions and has consented to them, including his/ her potential receipt of a prize. By participating in The Cocktail Search, the Entrant warrants that his/her actions do not violate his/her employer's or company's policies and procedures.
Each entrant licenses the Sponsor to use the submitted recipe in any way, in any media, for an unlimited period, for any reason, including but not limited to future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes, without any further compensation or royalties paid to the entrant. Each Entrant warrants to the Sponsor that each Recipe submitted is an original work of the Entrant that does not infringe the rights of any third party.
By entering The Cocktail Search, the Entrant agrees to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, and Terms & Conditions, and confirms that he/she meets all eligibility requirements listed herein. The Entrant agrees that all federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By submitting an Submission, the Entrant agrees that these Official Rules, and Terms & Conditions, and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding on all matters pertaining to The Cocktail Search. Any cost associated with accessing the promotional website is the Entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used.
The Organizer advocates the responsible service and consumption of alcohol and abides by a strict code of marketing practice for alcoholic beverages. All alcoholic beverages supplied during this promotion will be limited. It is a condition of this promotion that participating entrants comply with applicable regulations and guidelines for the responsible service and promotion of alcohol.
JUDGING & PRIZES
Only one grand prize ("Prize", defined above) will be awarded. Exact Prize may be subject to change. The Cocktail Search will be administered by The Organizers, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. The odds of winning depend on the number of Entrants. The winner of The Grand Prize will be determined by The Organizers using the judging process explained in the Official Rules. No Entrant or winner shall have the right to contest any decision by The Organizers concerning any aspect of The Cocktail Search or the interpretation of the Official Rules, or Terms & Conditions, or the determination as to the qualification of entries. In the event of a tie for a position, The Organizers, in their absolute discretion, will determine who proceeds further in the promotion. In the event that a Prize is forfeited, an alternate Entrant will be chosen from all entries received.
Finalists and Grand Prize winner are responsible for all required travel documents, including passports and/or visas. Winners are also responsible for obtaining all forms of insurance, including but not limited to travel insurance, and acknowledge that The Organizers have no obligation to obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. No substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted. Prizes consists of only those items specifically listed in the Official Rules. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from The Organizers, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, or local laws or regulations.
Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the The Organizers (including its respective officers, employees and agents) are not responsible for and excludes all liability, including negligence, for any personal injury; or any loss or damage, including loss of opportunity; whether indirect, direct, consequential or special, arising in any way out of: (a) any equipment malfunction or technical difficulties, whether or not under The Organizers’ control; (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected, whether or not after their receipt by The Organizers, due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of The Organizers; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions, and Official Rules; (e) if any event in connection with the promotion is canceled for any reason beyond the reasonable control of The Organizers; (f) any tax liability incurred by a winner, Participating Venue or entrant; or (g) participation in a prize or attendance at a event. As a condition of accepting a prize, the winner must sign any legal documentation as and in the form required by The Organizers and/or prize suppliers in their absolute discretion, including but not limited to a legal release.
By submitting his/her Submission, the Entrant grants The Organizers and their successors, affiliates, and assigns an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive, and perpetual license to use, reproduce, distribute, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, and create a derivative work from the Recipe that the Entrant submits when entering The Cocktail Search. The Entrant also agrees to allow The Organizers to publish his/her name in association with the Recipe in all media (including but not limited to earned, purchased and social). In addition, before being declared a winner, each potential winner may be required to sign an assignment of copyright and trademark in favor of The Organizers. The Entrant agrees to execute any further documents as necessary to effectuate the preceding license. Also, by submitting his/her Recipe, the Entrant gives the The Organizers permission to use his/her name, image, Submission, and Recipe for marketing and publicity purposes and any other commercial purpose.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The The Organizers are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of these Terms & Conditions, and Official Rules, the announcement of the prizes, or the administration of The Cocktail Search. As a condition of participating in The Cocktail Search, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless The Organizers, as well as The Organizers’ affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective representatives, agents, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in The Cocktail Search or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the Prize that may be awarded or for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer or wireless device relating to or resulting from participation in The Cocktail Search or downloading any materials in The Cocktail Search, or inability to access any web site or wireless service associated with this promotion, or any combination thereof.
The Organizers reserve the right to modify, change, or enhance the eligibility, rules and/or jurisdiction for the Prize, and the prize itself. Any such change or modification will be announced in a manner deemed appropriate by The Organizers, in which case the change, alteration or modification will become effective immediately and will be incorporated and published into the Official Rules. The Organizers shall, however, be under no obligation to make any such change or modification.
The Organizers reserve the right to terminate The Cocktail Search by giving notice as deemed appropriate by The Organizers at their sole discretion, in which case The Cocktail Search will terminate immediately. The Organizers may give email notice of any such cancellation, suspension or termination of play, but shall not be obligated to do so. In the event The Cocktail Search is terminated, the Prize will nevertheless be awarded as provided in these Terms & Conditions, and Official Rules.
The Organizers collects personal information from you when you enter The Cocktail Search. You agree that The Organizers may share your personal information with its partners, sponsors, and service providers including to contact you with regards to special offers and opportunities.
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