Cocktail Competitions - The Basics

One of the biggest events throughout the cocktail calendar every year for every bartender is the *Insert Brand Name* cocktail competition. There are many different types, many different challenges & many different judges for every single type of competition out there.

There is always a debate about whether or not competitions are good or bad & whenever there is a test of skill with judges there are always those who are happy & those who are sad. After all it is a competition regardless. Here we will cover the basics of cocktail competitions before diving into some specifics later.