2008 Year of the Goose Celebration


All right Southwest Florida area bartenders and Hospitality Industry Professionals (H.I.P.)…Grey Goose and BLU are throwing the First Annual “Year of the Goose” H.I.P. & In the Biz Party on Monday January 14th at Blu Sushi’s new Gulf Coast Town Center location. This will be a pre-season party to remember, and to make it better, bartenders can win great prizes for creating recipies for Outrageous Cocktails using Grey Goose L’Orange, Grey Goose LeCitroen or the delicious Grey Goose LaPoire in the “2008 Grey Goose Cocktail Competition”

The contest will be open to all bartenders, servers, chefs and any “Hospitality Industry Professional” or person that could be considered “In the Biz, Cocktail names and recipes will be viewed and evaluated by an independent and anonymous panel of judges. The ease and functionality of making the cocktail in a working bar situation will also considered. Like, it can’t take 10 minutes to make and have products that can’t be found.

Grand Prizes Awarded for Each Grey Goose Flavor Cocktail Recipe

The Grey Goose Bartender’s Travel Kit: One of the most limited edition items every produced, this Grey Goose Bartender’s Kit is an elegant display and is perfect for road trips and Martini Drive-by’s! The kit is ‘leather-bound’ in blue with a silver plate that reads ‘Grey Goose World’s Best Tasting Vodka’ and the interior is lined in blue satin with the Grey Goose icon. Inside are (2) two .750ml bottles, (1) 80 proof Grey Goose and (1) Grey Goose L’Orange, (2) two designer Grey Goose Martini Glasses, A two-sided Grey Goose Jigger and a stainless Grey Goose Martini shaker. Kit also has snap closures and a small compartment ready for olives pourers and picks.

$100 BluSushi Gift Card: Blu is the ‘Art of Sushi and Outrageous Cocktails’ is rated 4 Stars by the Fort Myers News-Press and has won “Best Sushi” awards from Gulfshore Life five straight years 2003, 2004, 2005,2006,2007, and every year they have been open. This $100 gift Card is redeemable at any of the three Southwest Florida Blu sushi locations.

Outrageous Cocktails Website Profile: Winning Cocktail recipes in each category and the bartender who created them will get a posting on OutrageousCocktails.com and Premier Beverage will print grey Goose Cocktail feature cards of all winning drinks for the winning establishments.

Runner-up Prizes Awarded for Each Grey Goose Flavor Cocktail Recipe
Large Format 1.75 ML of Grey Goose Winning Flavor
$50 BluSushi Gift Card

How it works:

    There are two ways to enter “The 2008 Grey Goose Cocktail Competition”
  1. Online @ www.OutrageousCocktails.com (First 50 online entries receive Grey Goose gift)
  2. Submit entry form and recipes to a Premier Beverage Representative


Complete all registration information including contact name, address, email, phone and place of employment. Entries will be accepted for non-working Hospitality Industry Professionals.

  1. You must be 21 to enter.
  2. Online entries must be received by 6 AM Sunday January 13, 2008. This is an online contest, but registration information, and cocktail recipes can be submitted for employees of on-premise accounts through their Premier Beverage Representative. Those Premier Representatives will not be responsible to pick-up or to facilitate your entry, rather it is offered as a courtesy. And must be received by 3 PM Friday January 11, 2008.
  3. All Grey Goose and Premier Beverage Accounts of Southwest Florida are encouraged to have their bar staffs enter, and all accounts are eligible including the host account. Premier Beverage or Grey Goose Representatives are not eligible to enter the 2008 Grey Goose Cocktail Competition.


  1. Select the Grey Goose Flavor used in your cocktail. Entrants can register up to three (3) recipes total, but only one for each Goose flavor. This gives entrants three chances to win, but entrants can only win one grand prize. However, it is possible to win a grand prize in one flavor category and to be a runner-up or honorable mention in another. Entries must contain Grey Goose L’Orange, Grey Goose LeCitroen or Grey Goose LaPoire and each cocktail must have a name and the recipes must indicate the glassware.
  2. This contest celebrates creativity and your recipes can contain both spirited and non-alcoholic modifiers as well as varied garnish and presentation options, however your cocktail won’t necessary be made or viewed by judges. Judges will take into consideration the decorative and bar functional aspects of the cocktail. There are no other products that are required other than Grey Goose Vodka Flavors and no credit or consideration will be given for the addition or omission of any brand of modifier.


  1. Every Cocktail Name and recipe will be registered by number and then will be randomly dispersed by email to an anonymous panel of judges within the beverage industry. That panel of judges will receive selections in each flavor category and select their favorites as finalists. The winner in each flavor category will be selected by that panel from the collection of finalist selections. Judges will not see the name or establishment entering the competition and will only see a name, number and your recipe. Winners will be notified by email by noon Monday January 14th and winning recipes will be posted at the “2008 Year of the Goose” H.I.P. and In the Biz Party to be held Monday January 14th at BluSushi Gulf Coast Town Center from 7-9 PM. Prizes will be awarded that night, and will be available later for those unable to attend.
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