Coopers’ Craftista Bartender Challenge

South Florida female bartenders get ready to compete in the inaugural Coopers’ Craftista Bartender Challenge

South Florida bartenders get ready! We are excited to co-host the inaugural Coopers’ Craftista Bartender Challenge featuring handcrafted holiday bourbon cocktails + mocktails on Monday, December 17th, 2018. Female bartenders unite! Up to eight competitors will vie for the Craftista title and win fab prizes plus their own page on Spirited South Florida. We will come together at one of the first Fort Lauderdale bars to feature the ‘art of the Craft Cocktail’, Stache Drinking Den.

The Challenge

Shaken, Stirred or Smashed? Enter the competition by submitting a Craftista mocktail description with recipe plus a photo and a Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey holiday bourbon cocktail description with recipe plus a photo with full name/email/phone to

Deadline for submissions has ended, Judging criteria will be based on taste, presentation and holiday theme for the cocktail. Taste and presentation only for the mocktail. A complete set of rules will be given to all selected participants. Bartenders will be required to bring their own bar tool, glassware, mixers and garnishes for their entries. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, water and ice will be provided. Each participant will make four cocktails and four mocktails for their presentation.

The Judges

We have brought together a stellar judging team led by Coopers’ Craft National Brand Ambassador Fitz Bailey, Executive Chef Paula DaSilva and restaurateur Danielle Cole.

The Venue

Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar | 109 SW 2 Ave, Downtown Fort Lauderdale


✔️Submit Entries by Sunday December 9th, 2018 at Midnight

Featured Bartenders will be announced Wednesday, December 12th. 

Challenge starts Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 7pm

The Judging Team
The Bartenders
Jessica, Anita, Kyshali, Michou + Tamara

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