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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Gin Is the Word

Want to win a trip to New York City and get a VIP tour of the city's world-class cocktail scene, along with a $2000 gift card? Tanqueray is giving you the chance! Using a classic Gin & Tonic as your inspiration, all you need to do is create an original cocktail that puts a modern twist on the G&T, combining Tanqueray with tonic and whatever other inventive ingredients you choose to incorporate. Once you've perfected your recipe, you can enter it for consideration on Tanqueray's Facebook page, where Tanqueray fans are voting on their favorites to help pick a grand prize winner.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to New York City for 4 days and 3 nights in May of 2011, including a VIP guided cocktail tour of New York by a Tanqueray Gin ambassador, round-trip first-class airfare, hotel accommodations, a $2,000 gift card, ground transportation and a set of four Tanqueray glasses.

Even if you're not the grand prize winner, there are some fantastic prizes for runners up. Two first-place runners up will receive a home bar, a set of 4 Tanqueray glasses and a $500 gift card. Three second-place runners up will receive an ice maker, four Tanqueray glasses and a $250 gift card. And four third-place runners up will receive a bar tool kit, four Tanqueray glasses and a $100 gift card.

The deadline for entries is September 30, and all recipes must be submitted through Tanqueray's Facebook page (click on the Contest tab when you get to the page). There, you can also find the official contest rules and guidelines and check out other recipes.

Good luck, imbibers—we can't wait to see who wins!