The Rules

Abbreviated Rules:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 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 available at To view our Privacy Policy, visit Contest begins 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 18, 2022. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 3rd, 2022.

Schedule of Events:

  • April 18th – May 3rd : Bartender Recipe Submission
    • All recipes must be submitted online
  • May 5th – 20th: Gather video content from contestant
    • 12 bartenders will advance to Round 2. Video content will be collected over a two day period at one location
  • June 6th – June 17th : Round 2: Online Voting
  • June 27th: Round 3: Live Finale Event


  • Cocktail must feature Maker’s Mark Classic as primary spirit
  • Cocktail must contain 1 local honeybee byproducts: beeswax, flavored honeys, powder, pollen, jelly etc.
  • Cocktail must contain no more than 2oz of total spirits
  • Cocktail must contain 6 or less ingredients
  • Cocktail can contain not more than 1 single compound ingredient such as tinctures, syrups and infusions
  • Compound ingredients such as – tinctures, syrups and infusions will be counted as a single ingredient