Competition Details

Show us your best cocktail, inspired by your favorite Olympic Sport, for a chance to win a week-long, all expenses paid trip for you and your guest to Tokyo and Kyushu Island, home of the iichiko distillery.

Submission period from January 21 - April 15, 2020.

Open to professional bartenders in North America, age 21+

Judging Panel

Jacques Bezuidenhout (Liquid Productions, NYC)
Kevin Diedrich (Pacific Cocktail Haven, San Francisco)
Kenta Goto (Bar Goto, NYC)
Julia Momose (Kumiko, Chicago)
Masahiro Urushido (Katana Kitten, NYC)
Natasha Sophia (National Director of Education & Advocacy, Davos Brands)

Judging Criteria

Cocktail inspired by your favorite Olympic Sport
Best showcasing of iichiko Saiten, with a minimum of 1.5 oz used in cocktail
Reproducibility by home bartenders
Precision, speed, and originality


Recipes may incorporate a maximum of 5 easily accessible ingredients, plus a garnish, to ensure reproducibility by home bartenders.

Finalists & Winner Announcements

Finalists announcement in April 2020
Grand Finale competition in New York in May 2020
Grand Prize winner announcement in May 2020

How To Enter:

Please complete the form below.