Congratulations to Valentino Longo

our Most Imaginative Bartender 2020!

Looking for some creative inspiration?

Click to meet some of our finalists from last year and to learn more about their creative outlets.

Now It’s Your Turn!

Enter to win a $25,000 Creative Grant,
a Creative Mentor in your field of expertise, a $10,000 cash prize and the title of Most Imaginative Bartender 2021.

Top 12 finalists receive a $5,000 start-up grant and a business mentor to bring your creative passions to life.

Most Imaginative Bartender

Welcome to Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition presented by Bombay Sapphire gin. This is an opportunity for bartenders to let their imagination and creativity shine. Bombay Sapphire gin believes we are all born creative and that creativity is something we have in common; it has no limits, and it’s always evolving and encouraging us to explore new territory.

Now in its 13th year, we are changing things up.

Most Imaginative Bartender is going back to its roots and focusing on the bartender and their passions. This isn’t another cocktail competition, it’s a forum for expression across many different mediums. Of course, there will always be a top-winning cocktail, but this year, we are bringing your imagination to life with a $25,000 Creative Grant Prize and $10,000 cash award.

This is your chance to color outside the lines and turn your creative dreams into reality on a national stage.

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