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Challenge 1: The Knowledge Round
We are going to ask you 40 multiple-choice questions, testing your bartending and liquor industry knowledge. Oh, and we ask them really fast, because in this quiz, just like when you are on shift, there is no time for Google.
Want to score big? We recommend a little library-time with these tomes: “The Ultimate Bar Book” by Andre Domine and “Liquid Intelligence” by Dave Arnold.
Challenge 2: Mixiodic Table
We will give you 10 recipes built using elements from the Mixiodic Table. You will have 10 minutes to decode the ingredients and provide the proper cocktail name. Each correct name earns you half a point so 20 accurate answers awards 10 points. Download a copy of the Mixiodic table. You may want to familiarize yourself with this one in advance.
Challenge 3: Round Building
In this timed round you must craft a mélange of 5 cocktails, and they all better be delicious. The host will announce the cocktails a maximum of 3 times, then it’s down to business. You will have up to 5 minutes to shake and stir all 5 cocktails and serve the drinks correctly (including garnish and napkin). Points will be awarded based on the number of drinks created, proper elements and techniques used and time. Points will not be awarded any drink that is wrongly constructed, missing ingredients, improperly served or deemed unworthy by decision of the official judge.
Challenge 4: Tray Service
This round is about establishing a clear standard of service while testing your sense of smell and taste. 10 coasters will be placed on a table, each picturing a recognized man or woman (pink for the ladies and blue for the boys). Chivalry isn’t dead, so take the ladies’ orders first (clockwise) and then the men’s by turning over the coaster to reveal each person’s desired drink. Proceed to the bar to collect the drinks, identifying them strictly on smell and taste (a straw for sampling will be provided). While you are identifying the cocktails, the coasters are turned over again and you must serve the correct drink to the right person—don’t forget, ladies first! You will have a total of 5 minutes for this challenge, with 15 total points available based on proper drink serve placement and time. 15 second penalties will be awarded for incorrectly placed drinks and spills.
Championship Round: Mystery Box Cocktail Whisperer
Alas, the final challenge, where only the top 3 contestants will face the ultimate test of creativity and storytelling. In this round, bullsh*t will abound. Contestants will be presented a box of 10 ingredients, followed by a 5-minute period to select up to 5 ingredients to use when crafting a cocktail. After the 5 minutes, the bar will be reset and one at a time, the finalists will be given an additional 5 minutes to make their cocktail for the 4 judges and host while telling a tale of the cocktail. Up to 30 points will be awarded for creativity (is it a kick ass name with a super combination of flavors), taste and aroma (would you order another one?) and presentation (how cool was the story? Was your workstation a mess?). The judges will average their score, and the bartender with the highest average will claim bragging rights for their hometown.
Monkey Shoulder is giving professional bartenders in Seattle, Austin, Denver, Los Angeles and Miami a career-defining opportunity.
The Ultimate Bartender Competition is a two-day event where you can learn valuable skills from celebrity bartenders and compete for a trip to Europe.
1 winner from all 5 local events will win a trip to the Athens Bar Show in Greece. winners will attend from Nov 8 – Nov 9, with airfare and lodging included.
The first day of the Ultimate Bartender Championship will be The Bad Monkeys Academy, a full hands-on workshop with plenty of entertaining and educational activities. Join us to get great tips on how to succeed in the industry, learn to flair, create new rounds of cocktails and more from some of the following bartending icons: Ezra Star, Dev Johnson, Chris Hannah, John Lermayer and Christian Delpech.
The Championship itself will take place on the second day. Bartenders will be tasked with four rounds of challenges, testing every aspect of the ultimate bartender from spirits knowledge to tray service. Each round will be judged by the same bartending icons as Day 1.
Check out the full details about the challenges
Each round will be judged by these top-tier bartenders from all over the U.S. for simplicity, taste, balance, aesthetics, aroma and presentation.
New York, NY
New Orleans, LA
The Ultimate Bartender Competition is a can’t-miss opportunity for bartenders. Tell your bartender friends in your city to join the competition.