Golden 1 Center
Cocktail Competition 2019

September 23rd  6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Calling all bartenders! Do you think you make a great cocktail? Enter the Golden 1 Center Cocktail Competition for your chance to represent yourself and your company by competing for a covenant spot on the premium cocktail menu at Golden 1 Center!

Here’s how it works:

12 bartenders from locations throughout the Sacramento region will compete for 6 spots on the Golden 1 Center menu to be served at in all premium clubs and bars. The winners’ will get the following prizes:

  • Menu recognition for bartender and bar/restaurant
  • Tasty video drink for use on Golden 1 Center and Sacramento Kings social accounts
  • 2 guest appearances during Sacramento Kings season
  • Tickets to attend one of the guest appearance game
  • Sacramento Kings swag
  • Diageo swag

Enter now for a chance to compete!

*Submissions must be entered by September 17, 2019 at 5pm PT.

Cocktail Contest Rules

  • All cocktails should be inspired by a Diageo Reserve brand (Crown Royal, Ketel One, Bulleit, Dickel, Don Julio, Tanqueray Ten, Zacapa, Ciroc) and fit its flavor profile.
  • Diageo Reserve brand should be the dominant spirit ingredient and the recipe cannot contain more than six (6) ingredients.
  • The cocktail cannot contain more than three (3) alcohol-based beverage ingredients.
  • The total alcohol content of the recipe must not exceed 2 oz.
  • The cocktail must be no more than 11 oz. and no less than 3 oz.
  • The cocktail must fit in 12 oz. glass provided by Golden One Arena.
  • The ingredients must be expressed in fluid ounces (.5 oz., 1 oz., 2 oz., etc.), with dashes and drops being the smallest quantities.
  • Preparation and mixing instructions must be included with your recipe.
  • The method of preparation may not involve fire or flames.
  • You must specify a name for your recipe. The name may not include any copyrighted or trademarked material or any retailer’s name, except that you may use the Diageo brand in the name.
  • Cocktails with house speciļ¬c ingredients will not be eligible.
  • Judging the contest will be on a scale of 1-10: 1 is BAD and 10 is GREAT.


  • Presentation
  • Flavor/taste
  • Mindful Ingredients
  • Garnish
  • Cocktail name
  • Possible Total - 50 pts
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