For the ninth year in a row, one bartender from each of seven participating markets will be flown to the Balearic paradise island Ibiza to learn, share, relax & compete.
This year will be the first time that all seven finalists will come from ‘New World’ markets – namely China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Mexico & USA.
So what does it take to represent China? We’re looking for creativity, personality and you’re free to use modifiers, bitters, cordials, infusions, shrubs – you name it – as long as you keep it Mediterranean!
The competition works as follows:
- Create a “Mare Nostrum” cocktail using Gin Mare. The cocktail has to be aperitivo style, low ABV and using no more than 35ml of Gin Mare.
- Submit your recipe on the competition website: www.mediterraneaninspirations.com Your entry must be received before the 25th of June
- The best entrants will be invited to attend the China final on the 22nd of July in Shanghai. Each finalist will present their “Mare Nostrum” cocktail, plus your own unique interpretation of a Gin Mare G&T
- The winner of the China final will be invited to attend the Global Final in Ibiza at the ‘Vila Mare’. At Vila Mare you will present a cocktail using the Mediterranean ingredient, bergamot as a key ingredient – and of course enjoy four days of learning, sharing, fun & Mediterranean culture
For inspiration, please check www.ginmare.com
Rules & Regulations
The 2019 Gin Mare ‘Mediterrenean Inspirations’ competition is open to all bartenders working in Mainland China. The bar where you work must stock Gin Mare and 1724 Tonic Water, and list them on the menu. As this is an international competition, the competition language is English.