THE WORLD'S LARGEST ANNUAL LGBT BARTENDING COMPETITION

2015-winner
MATTHEW MELLO
2015 Champion
In partnership with the Key West Business Guild, the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic is as much about the authentic personality and presentation of each bartender as it is about creating a fantastic Stoli cocktail. Nightlife professionals from our community's most outstanding LGBT entertainment venues are invited to showcase their skill for a shot at an all expense paid trip to Key West Pride, $10,000 for charity and a trip to Ibiza for elit Ibiza Weekend.

Participating cities for 2016 include Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Miami/ Ft.Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland/Seattle, Chicago, Denver, DC, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Toronto.



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WHAT COULD I WIN?

  • An all-expense paid trip to Key West for the Cocktail Classic Pride Week Finale (five nights accommodations and r/t airfare)
  • CELEBRITY JUDGES AND HOSTS INCLUDE LATOYA LONDON, BRUCE VILANCH, SUSHI AND JAI RODRIGUEZ
  • Your picture and Stoli cocktail at www.gaycities.com/cocktailclassic
  • Media exposure/editorial coverage on Queerty

National Winner receives

  • The title of Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Champion 2016
  • $10,000 for charity
  • Trophy
  • The opportunity to ride in the Key West 2016 Pride Parade as Honorary Grand Marshall
  • Andrew Christian gift card
  • Premium Stoli bartender kit
  • Victory celebration and check presentation at home bar/club

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Open to all 21+ LGBT bartenders and allies, with exception of 19+ for events in Canada
  • While creativity is highly encouraged in presentations, one does not need to be a mixologist or flair bartender to participate in the program.
  • Our Cocktail Classic honors the UNIQUE LEGACY OF LGBT BARTENDERS within history and simultaneously recognizes the special place Key West has had for years as one of the LGBT community's most popular destinations.

HOW DO I ENTER?

  • In most participating cities, competing bartenders will be selected via official qualifier events at partner LGBT nightlife venues.
  • Bartenders can also apply online for a "Wild Card" slot at www.gaycities.com/cocktailclassic/enter/.
  • See your local Stoli representative for more information.
  • A maximum of six bartenders will be selected to compete per event.


Visit www.gaycities.com/cocktailclassic/rules/ to see full information and the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Rules and Guidelines