The Casa Dragones Bartender Exchange Program celebrates the exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise between bartenders with a mission to build bridges and to unite a community of bartenders who are passionate about tequila and Mexican culture. The Casa Dragones Bartender Exchange Program also aims to showcase the elegance and sophistication of Mexico through modern mixology and craftsmanship.
Participating bartenders will receive financial compensation (details below) for submitting one cocktail for the online competition, Jamming Sessions. They will also be eligible for additional prize money throughout the competition, as well as a series of activities and stages designed to showcase creativity, expand knowledge, and connect with like-minded mixologists from around the world.
Tequila Casa Dragones Co-Founder and CEO, Bertha González shares about the Bartender Exchange Program, “During this very difficult year, we reinforced our commitment to our community by launching Jamming Sessions, as part of The Bartender Exchange Program, and giving direct grants to out-of-work bartenders across the U.S. and Mexico. We’re thrilled to launch another Jamming Sessions, and continue to build bridges between Mexico and the U.S.”
How to enter – MUST Register HERE before March 22nd and Video Submission due by March 28th – see below for compensation and prizing details.
Once registered bartenders will be sent a bottle of Casa Dragones Blanco to
create and submit an original cocktail recipe**. Casa Dragones Blanco is 100%
Blue Agave silver tequila, crafted to deliver the pure essence of agave, for a
crisp smooth taste that is perfect on the rocks or in craft cocktails.
Once the Jamming Session are started, there will be monetary payouts at the following levels:
- All Video Submissions will receive $100
- Up to 50 Online Finalists will receive an additional $100
- Semi-finalists will receive an additional $100
- 6 Finalists will receive an additional $200
- 2 Winners will receive $500 each and Bartender Residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
**Recipe should be based on this theme: “Your Mexican Fantasy Getaway” – Craft an elegant, modern, and chic cocktail that embodies the warm embrace of Mexican Summer. Get inspired by the colors, the landscape, the ambiance, and/or native Mexican ingredients. Casa Dragones want to hear your story of why this is the perfect cocktail for your vacation in Mexico. Be creative and have fun.
Submit your video and recipe to the Casa Dragones Dropbox portal that will be sent upon registration. Crafting a one-of-a-kind cocktail is an art of its own. That’s why Casa Dragones is offering $100 for ALL submissions. After the video and recipe submission deadline, select contestants will move forward to final competition which is judged by our expert mixologists Yana Volfson, National Beverage Director, Casa Mata Group (Cosme, Atla, Ticuchi, Pujol, Damian) and Jose Luis León, Bar Manager, Licorería Limantour. Two winners will receive a total of $1000 each and a Bartender Residency in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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