Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mix drinks, win $5K?

It's branded, but an interesting idea: The National Restaurant Association is inviting professional mixologists to create a cocktail (with a particular vodka) and try to win its newly created "Star of the Bar" title. There's a $5,000 cash prize in the contest, which will happen at the NRA show May 19 in Chicago (and chef/star Tony Bourdain will be a judge, along with mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim). Five of six semifinalists will be chosen by a judges' panel and the sixth by the general public, through online voting April 22-24.
Interested, or know someone who should be? Directions: Design a signature cocktail, using American Harvest Organic Vodka. Create a video no more than 2 minutes long, describing and mixing the drink, then upload to YouTube. Submit online entry form by April 19, including link to video, by going to