SKYY Infusions Vodka Cocktail Contest



H.I.P. and ‘In the Biz’ BLU SKYY SUMMER CELEBRATION Monday June 23

The launch of the impressive all natural SKYY INFUSIONS VODKAS has created great new options for bartenders and retailers, and Skyy Vodka along with, and Southern Wine and Spirits are throwing the biggest party of the Southwest Florida Summer on Monday Night June 23. The BLU SKYY SUMMER CELEBRATION is a H.I.P. and ‘In the Biz’ event and celebrates the area’s Hospitality Industry Professionals. It’s also Southwest Florida’s ‘rollout’ introduction to the flavors of Skyy Infusions All-Natural Vodka. The Winners of the Skyy Infusions Cocktail Competition will be announced during the party, and expect a great night all around…with ‘hooked-up’ specials all night on ALL Skyy Vodkas, Skyy Fruit Bombs, and ALL Cabo Wabo Tequila.

This event is Gulf Coast Town Center’s First Annual BLU SKYY SUMMER CELEBRATION hosted by Blu Sushi. This will be a night of entertainment and party fun, and a chance for friends ‘In the Biz’ to get a night out before the long hot Southwest Florida Summer. The party starts at 6 pm and you’ll want to get there early for all the festivities including a ‘Sundown Concert’ starring the ‘best party band in the land’, Vintage Vinyl with a special showcase appearance of original recording artists ‘TJ Kelly & Kerosine’, an area band that has gained music industry attention. Blu will pass samples and have specials on their Award-winning Art of Sushi, and this party also features DJ Bigg John, Caricaturist Walt Fournier, special guests, free gifts, and everybody a chance to win prizes and ice cold Red Bull relief shots throughout the night.


Enter up to four times…one for each Skyy Infusions flavor

We know it’s tough out there. Off season came faster than ever, and it just turned summer. So we’re having a party for our own. Southwest Florida area bartenders will get the chance to win prizes for experimenting and creating great new cocktails using four flavors of Skyy Infusions Vodka. The contest is open to all bartenders, servers, chefs and any “Hospitality Industry Professional” or person that could be considered “In the Biz. Four (4) winning cocktails, each one with recipes using one of the Skyy Infusions (Grape, Raspberry, Passion Fruit and Raspberry) will be awarded ‘Bartender’s Summer Relief Packs’ This is an online contest and the deadline for entries is midnight Friday June 20, complete contests directions and rules below.


Fill your tank, grab some groceries, and get a night out at BluSushi.
This prize is ‘Summer Relief’ and has your next couple of days off…covered.

  • Bottle of your Winning Skyy Infusions Vodka Flavor
  • $100 BluSushi Gift Card
  • $100 Fresh Market Gift Card
  • $100 Gas Card
  • Plus! SKYY Gear, music…and more.

Winning cocktails, their recipes and photos of the Bartender who designed the cocktail will be featured on Southern Wine & Spirits will print the winning cocktails on a Skyy Infusions Cocktail Competition drink feature card to be distributed in the accounts of the winning bartenders.

Contest Rules

  1. The contest will be open to all that register online and qualify according to the following rules and regulations. You must be 21 to enter.
  2. All entries must be made online using the official entry forms that are found only at Deadline is midnight of Friday June 20.
  3. Up to four entries will be accepted but only one only one recipe per flavor will be permitted. It is possible to win in more than one category.
  4. This contest celebrates creativity and your recipes can contain both spirited and non-alcoholic modifiers as well as varied garnish and presentation options.
  5. All Skyy and Southern Wine & Spirits Accounts of Southwest Florida are encouraged to have their bar staffs enter, and all bartenders from all accounts are eligible including the host account. Southern Wine & Spirits or Skyy Representatives are not eligible to enter the SKYY INFUSIONS COCKTAIL COMPETITION.

Contest Judging

  1. Cocktail name and recipes will be registered by number and the recipes will be viewed, evaluated and randomly prepared by an anonymous panel of judges within the beverage industry. That panel of judges will receive selections in each flavor category and select their 2 favorites in each category as finalists. Your cocktail won’t necessary be made or viewed by any judges.
  2. Judges will take into consideration the decorative and bar functional aspects of the cocktail. The ease in and functionality of making the cocktail in a working bar situation will also considered.
  3. There are no other products that are required other than Skyy Infusions Vodka Flavors and no credit or consideration will be given for the addition or omission of any brand of modifier.
  4. All finalist cocktail selections in each category will then be prepared according to the recipe submitted and then judged by a new panel of judges. The winner in each flavor category will be selected in a blind voting by the final panel of judges. Judges will not see the name or establishment entering the competition and will only see a cocktail name, number and recipe.
  5. Winners will be notified by email by noon Sunday June 22 and winning recipes will be posted at the SKYY BLU SUMMER CELEBRATION a ‘ H.I.P. and In the Biz’ Party to be held Monday June 23 at BluSushi Gulf Coast Town Center from 6-9 PM. Prizes will be awarded that night, and will be available at a later date for those unable to attend.
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