APEROL ‘MIX MASTER’ COCKTAIL RECIPE COMPETITION EXTENDED. $1000 TOTAL CASH PRIZE MONEY AVAILABLE

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MIXOLOGY RECIPE CONTEST EXTENDED. NEW DEADLINE MONDAY NOVEMBER 15.  COMPLIMENTARY APEROL PARTY AND ALL CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT NOODLES THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18 7-9 PM

The Aperol Mix Master’ Cocktail Recipe Contest has be extended, and Absolut has added a prize to the $1000 total cash prize purse.  Deadline is now Monday November 15 and Noodles and ‘Club Nooshi’ in Naples will host a complimentary Aperol Spritz Party for 7-9 on Thursday November 18 from 7 to 9 PM. Contest Winners will be announced at that party. The decision was made to extend the contest and the $1000 total cash prize to allow continued  distribution of the refreshing orange-flavored Aperol Italian Aperitif that is Italy’s #1 selling spirit brand. Area bartenders, mixologists, cocktail designers , servers chefs…and anyone will be able to enter three recipes in three categories for their chance to win some or all of a $1000 cash prize. The contest will be sponsored by Palm Bay Imports,  Southern Wine & Spirits and Beverage Underground

Absolut Vodka has added a fourth prize to the best overall cocktail recipe that contains ANY Absolut Flavored Vodka along with Aperol.  The Absolut prize will be two round trip tickets to Key West  on the Key West Express. The two trips have a value over $275 and the winning drink with Absolut will be judged separately from the cash prizes. It is possible to win in more than one category of cocktails.  The contest  features three different categories and three opportunities to win a cash prize as we search for creative recipes for (1) Martini (includes shots) (2) Exotic (includes all ‘mixed’) and (3) ‘Vine-Based’ (includes all still/sparking wines & sake) . Recipes must be submitted online at www.OutrageousCocktails.com

The contest will be limited to entries from the Southwest Florida  market of Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties and winning cocktails will be posted and featured on  OutrageousCocktails.com and the best overall cocktail creator will be a guest on BeverageUnderground radio and be featured along with their cocktail online at BeverageUnderground.com.  Cocktails submitted from out of the market will be considered and will also be posted online and a phone  interview on a Beverage Underground Radio show  may be offered.

The very mixable Aperol is finding its way on to cocktail menus from New York to LA and back to South Beach. Aperol is light and distinctive in taste and is the ingredient in the popular Aperol ‘Italian Spritz’ a delicious blend of sparking  Prosecco and Aperol. It also mixes well with sake as well as unflavored or flavored Vodkas, Gins, Rums, Tequilas and all recipes containing any amount of Aperol will qualify.

Finalists will be selected in all three categories and will be named prior to the finals where cocktails will be evaluated, judged and named at a Hospitality Industry Party at a location to be named prior to the end of recipe registration. The tentative registration date has been extended to November 15.

any individual questions can be submitted to info@BeverageUnderground.com

The contest will feature three different categories and three opportunities to win as we search for creative recipes for (1) Martini (includes shots) (2) Exotic (includes all ‘mixed’) and (3) ‘Vine-Based’ (includes all still/sparking wines & sake) . Recipes must be submitted online beginning October 1st at www.OutrageousCocktails.com.  Recipes will be collected from October 1, 2010 to November 15, 2010. Finalists will be selected in all three categories and will be named prior to the finals where cocktails will be evaluated,judged and named on Thursday November 18, 2010 at Noodles Italian Bistro and Sushi Bar.  Judging of the cocktails will be anonymous and the maker of the drink or his place of business will not be reveled until after judging to maintain unbiased voting and cocktails will be judged on their name, recipe, presentation and taste. Full rules and prize information will be posted on registration forms on www.OutrageousCocktails.com

Deadline is now Monday November 15 and Noodles and ‘Club Nooshi’ in Naples will host a complimentary Aperol Spritz Party for 7-9 on Thursday November 18 from 7 to 9 PM. Contest Winners will be announced at that party.The event will be a ‘H.I.P. and In the Biz’ party sponsored by BeverageUnderground.com and will be an opportunity for restaurant pros from all over Southwest Florida to get together on an ‘off night’ for a great party that will feature a “Back to the 80’s Party with DJ Fernando spinning the music of the era beginning at Happy Hour.

Contest winners and their cocktails will be featured on www.Outrageous Cocktails.com and also on BeverageUnderground.com and the winning cocktail and its ‘designer’ that considered to be ‘The Best in Show’ will appear on Beverage Underground Radio.  Winners will also have their cocktails ‘certified’ and drink table tents with the winning cocktails will be provided to winner’s place of business.

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