Enter Your Submission to Hendrick’s Hot Gin Punch Tournament
Tis the season to brush up on your Hot Gin Punch skills, as it just might earn you a trip to Alaska! Hendrick’s, the world’s most unusual gin, is holding a Hot Gin Punch Tournament online in partnership with The Daily Beast, giving bartenders in the US the possibility to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
The unconventional contest challenges participants to add to the drink’s fireside lore by not only creating their own bespoke Hendricks’s Hot Gin Punch recipe, but also submitting a re-imagined classic or an entirely original tale to accompany their cocktail. The finalists will be flown by Half Full on an extraordinary expedition to Alaska held across a few days during the last week of February 2020. Following, the lucky winner of the 2020 Hendrick’s Hot Gin Punch Tournament will then be awarded a journey of a lifetime, courtesy of Half Full, to the new and fantastical Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Girvan, Scotland.
All entries must be submitted by Thursday, November 30 at https://www.thedailybeast.com/bartenders-we-want-to-send-you-on-a-trip-of-a-lifetime.
Hot gin punch authors and experts David Wondrich and Wayne Curtis will judge all unusual entries and announce the six finalists by December 15th. Final scores will be weighted as per below:
· Hot Gin Punch name, aesthetics garnish & vessel, taste — 60% of the final score
· Storytellers entry — 30% of final score
· Overall unusualness and creativity — 10% of the final score