At Bombay Sapphire, they believe that creativity is everywhere. That it isn’t limited to studios, galleries or trained artists, and when you open your eyes to the magic in the everyday, even the most familiar moments are rich with beauty and inspiration.
Bombay Sapphire are excited to launch their new cocktail competition – encouraging creativity, education and for bartenders to stir up inspiration from the world around them. Bombay Sapphire inspires creativity through a balanced and refined taste profile, offering utmost versatility and a canvas for cocktail innovation.
“The creative talent of Australian bartenders continually blows me away so I can’t wait for hospitality professionals across the country to be inspired by the world around them and craft a cocktail for the Bombay Sapphire Stir Creativity Cocktail Competition based on that inspiration. I’m so excited to see what they deliver.” – Corina Retter, Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador
Bartenders are asked to get creative, taking inspiration from the world around them and make a cocktail which highlights a gin from Bombay Sapphire. Corina Retter, Australia’s Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador, said “The creative talent of Australian bartenders continually blows me away so I can’t wait for hospitality professionals across the country to be inspired by the world around them and craft a cocktail for the Bombay Sapphire Stir Creativity Cocktail Competition based on that inspiration. I’m so excited to see what they deliver.”
The winner will walk away with the inaugural Bombay Sapphire Stir Creativity Cocktail Competition trophy, $3000 prize money, an Australian Bartender Magazine cover, a pin crafted of their winning cocktail and a trip to London and the home of Bombay Sapphire – the Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill is on the site of a former paper mill in the Hampshire countryside.
Entries open on Monday 16th January and close 11.59pm AEST on Wednesday 22nd February and are to be submitted via the entry website https://stircreativitycomp.bombaysapphire.com. During the entry period education sessions will be held in various cities and virtually – to check out a session near you, please see below:
- Melbourne – 2.30pm, Union Electric, Monday 16th January 2023
- Brisbane – 1.00pm, The Gresham, Wednesday 18th January 2023
- Adelaide – 2.00pm, Hains & Co, Tuesday 24th January 2023
- Virtual Session – 4.00pm, Monday 30th January 2023, click here to join the virtual session
- Sydney – 1.00pm, Smoke Bar, Tuesday 31st January 2023
To kick start the competition, Bombay Sapphire collaborated with award-winning Australian bartender, Alex Boon of Pearl Diver Cocktails & Oysters, Melbourne. To bring to life this philosophy, Alex crafted two bespoke cocktails showcasing where he draws his inspiration for mixology curation. Boon says, “I like to search for inspiration in my day to day. Those small but important experiences make up most of our journey and looking for beauty within those moments is what I like to do when coming up with cocktails. It could be something so minute, a colour, a feeling or a sound that I can link to taste.”
Get inspired and stir your creativity – head to the competition website today – https://stircreativitycomp.bombaysapphire.com
To reserve your spot in an upcoming Bombay Sapphire Stir Creativity competition education session, or for further support and queries, please contact Corina Retter, Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador email@example.com.