Submission Requirements​

(For a full list of recipe requirements including eligible shochu refer to the Rules section)

  • Cocktail name;

  • Cocktail ingredients list;

  • Glass type;

  • Cocktail preparation methodology;

  • Special ingredient preparation method (if applicable);

  • Max 300 word essay explaining idea and story of cocktail, reason behind choice of base shochu, choice of ingredients and techniques and any other inspiration.

  • A photograph of the cocktail.

  • Agreement to accept the terms and conditions of the competition.

COCKTAIL RECIPE SCORING CRITERIA

100 Points Total

Judging panel will consider all recipe submissions and score them according to the following criteria.

RECIPE: 50 points

  • Taste and Overall Satisfaction: (30)

  • Ingredient Selection (10)

  • Name (10)

VISUAL APPEAL: 20 points

  • Color/Aesthetic (10)

  • Glassware selection (10)

ESSAY: 30 points

  • Creative inspiration behind recipe

  • Understanding of base shochu

  • Explanation of what shochu is

  • Description of cocktail flavor and aroma