3rd Annual Cocktail Competition

Hosted by DiningOut and Sponsored by Maker’s Mark

Twelve Cocktails, One Iconic Bourbon.

Denver's Premier Cocktail Contest

That's Remarkable!

Denver’s Premier Cocktail Contest

We’re looking for individuals that are at the top of the bartending game in Denver. The ideal candidate has a creative spirit as well as interesting talents and a connection to their community. Twelve finalists will be chosen to participate in a finale for the grand prize of trip to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky.


This Contest is open to bartenders who are legal residents of Colorado who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules. Contest begins 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 1, 2022. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 9th, 2023.

Schedule of Events

April 1st - May 9th
May 10th - 12th
First Round Judging
June 12th - June 30th
Second Round Judging and Public Vote
Week of July 17th
Live Finale