Time is running out — enter Disaronno’s Mixing Star Project

Time is running out to enter Disaronno’s The Mixing Star Project — entries close May 22 (the end of this week!). Visit themixingstar.com now to enter.

Disaronno’s The Mixing Star Project has partnered this year with the one and only Simon Difford. Simon Difford will select the most representative cocktails based on the Five Great Bartending Styles (Classic, Tiki, Molecular, Batched, Contemporary & Fun), and will personally fly over to Sydney to hold a unique masterclass as part of the Sydney Bar Week 2016 festivities.

If you are one of the selected Mixing Star bartenders, you will be invited to join Simon at the seminar in September to showcase your best Disaronno cocktail.

And furthermore, each Mixing Star bartender will have a dedicated publishing space on Simon’s new book, The Next Style Of Mixing.

Here’s how it works:


The Mixing Star Project has three stages:

• STAGE 1 Recruitment

Apply online at themixingstar.com by submitting your cocktail made using Disaronno. Your local Disaronno Ambassador will select and invite the 60 bartenders who have submitted what they consider the best cocktail recipes to Master Classes being held in each state throughout the month of June. Every bartender who attends a Master Class will have the recipe they initially submitted published in a digital book being promoted by Disaronno.

• STAGE 2 Masterclasses

As you’d expect of a Master Class hosted by a Disaronno Ambassador the story of Disaronno and what sets it apart from other amarettos will be presented. The secret lies in the way Disaronno distil apricot kernels, one of the liqueurs three key ingredients.

The bulk of these Masterclasses will cover The Five Great Bartending Styles: Classic, Tiki, Molecular, Batched, Contemporary & Fun.

In keeping with The Mixing Star Project ethos of identifying and promoting great bartender talent, each Masterclass will finish with a Mystery box bartending challenge to decide the five bartenders from each Masterclass who will submit a cocktail to the next stage.

• STAGE 3 Disaronno Mixing Stars 2016 Book

Simon Difford will personally make all 155 cocktails submitted to this final stage and serve them to the directors of Disaronno at his bar in London. Together, they will choose the 45 cocktails to feature in this special book along with the Mixing Stars that created them.

Finally, one bartender per country will be invited to a special event in October to personally present their cocktail to a wider audience.

Make sure you enter before Sunday the 22nd of May to make sure you’re in the running for this great competition — click here to visit themixingstar.com.

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