Enter Your Recipe to be Crowned Best 2020 Mint Julep! 

Instagram Voting Contest @harlemderby

*See events page for participating locations

Please note, in order to participate the following requirements must be met:

 

STEP 1: Participation & Retail Support

  • Must receive participation approval from the owner/manager of your bar/restaurant to participate in the Mint Julep competition.

  • MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE in showcase SATURDAY, MAY 2nd

Suggested Buy-In/Requirements to Support Mint Julep Featured Cocktails:

 

  1. Two cases of Woodford Reserve Select + Two bottles of Woodford Reserve Rye/Woodford Reserve Double Oak/Woodford Reserve Malt

STEP 2: Woodford Reserve Bartender Training and Immersion

 

  • Bartenders to attend the Woodford Reserve Brand Ambassador training where guests will learn how to create the perfect Woodford Mint Julep

  • TENTATIVE DATE: TBD

 

STEP 3: Submit Your Cocktail

 

  • After the immersion training, create your Mint Julep cocktail and submit via email and the submission website. Include the name of the cocktail, ingredients, and picture.

  • Ensure your establishment carries all of the ingredients in the cocktail so that visitors can order during the voting period

STEP 4: Social Media Voting & Industry Judges

 

  • Each participant will receive an Instagram friendly image of their cocktail to post to their personal Instagram. The participating bar/restaurant will also post to their social media.

  • At the end of the voting period, the top social media votes received plus the input of industry judges will determine the Top 3 Winners and 1 Alternate.

  • The voting period will be from Wednesday, April 15th to Saturday, May 2nd. The winners will be announced at the Run for the Roses Gala.

 

STEP 5:  Top 3 – Showcase at 2020 Harlem Derby Gala Presented by Woodford Reserve

  • Each of the top 3 will have a station at the Gala to make and sample attendees at the event. Guests will be given a voting chip and will be able to vote on their favorite Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

  • Winner selected by attendees during the voting period at the event.

*PRIZES:

  • Showcase at 2020 Harlem Derby Gala Presented by Woodford Reserve

  • VIP Woodford Reserve Brand Immersion

  • Top 3 finishers receive Cash Prizes

PARTICIPATING BARS/RESTAURANTS RECEIVE:

  • ½ Gallon OR 1 Gallon of Woodford Reserve Mint Julep Syrup

  • Custom Table Tents

  • Woodford Reserve Metal Julep Cups

  • Woodford Reserve Barware Kit

  • Harlem Derby Social Media Campaign

 

  • PARTICIPATING BARTENDERS RECEIVE:

  • Woodford Reserve Brand Immersion Training

  • Woodford Reserve Giveaways

  • Cash Prizes for participation

KEY DATES AT A GLANCE:

  • Bartender Training:  TBD 

  • Woodford Reserve Suggested Orders Placed:  TBD

  • Cocktail Submissions Due:  TBD

  • Sampling/voting begins:  TBD

  • Sampling/voting ends:  TBD

  • Three finalists announced:  TBD

  • 8th Annual Run for the Roses Gala & Kentucky Derby Watch at The Cecil Steakhouse:  Saturday, May 2nd

Uptown Mint Julep Showcase Participation Details