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Monday, December 17, 2007

Another Great Cocktail Contest


Attention, Imbibers! You'll be seeing an ad for this in your Jan/Feb issue (in the mail now), but we wanted to go ahead and let you know about another exciting contest on the horizon. Starting on January 1, you can enter to win a trip to Sicily and $1,500 cash by creating a winning Averna cocktail recipe. The submission deadline is March 31, 2008, at which point the field of entries will be judged and narrowed, and the top-scoring cocktails will be mixed at special Averna events during April. The four finalists from those events will each win a trip to Sicily in May to compete for the grand cash prize. Averna is a fantastic ingredient to work with, so this should be a fun exercise in cocktail-making. You have a while to come up with a winning recipe, so start experimenting now, and make us proud—we can't wait to see who wins this one! Click here for more info.

6 comments:

jmk said...

Wow, Sicily - what a great prize! Oh, and cash ain't so bad either!

Anonymous said...

is this open to both home bartenders and pros?

Imbibe Magazine said...

This contest is open to both... give it a go!

Jen said...

Yay, another Italian liqueur to try!!

javez said...

I can't find Averna anywhere , what does it resemble ? Attributes / qualities ?

Imbibe Magazine said...

Averna is full and rich with a touch of bitterness as well as some nice fruitiness, spice and sweetness. If you want to email us directly at info@imbibemagazine.com we can try to help you locate a bottle in your area. Cheers!