Tripleseat’s Sip-Sational Cocktail Contest 

Updated on 3/15: It is time to vote! Vote for your favorite cocktail one time per day until Thursday, March 23 at 11:59 pm PDT on the voting page here.

As we make our way through the colder winter months, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for long summer days that end with refreshing cocktails. In the spirit of thinking ahead to the summer season, we are here with a cocktail creation challenge.

We are calling all restaurants, hotels, unique venues, event spaces, and any hospitality industry business that loves to craft cocktails for your guests! Join us for Tripleseat’s second annual Sip-Sational Cocktail Contest, this time with a summer twist. The summer cocktail-sipping season is going to be here before we know it, and we want to see what you will be creating this year.

In case you missed it, check out our finalists from the holiday season Sip-Sational Cocktail Contest.

Who can enter?

Any restaurant, hotel, unique venue, event space, or hospitality industry business with a liquor license can enter this contest. You do not need to be a Tripleseat customer to enter the contest. 

How does the contest work?

Join the contest by submitting your best summer cocktail recipe here by midnight PST, Friday, March 3, 2023.

Your cocktail should be themed for the summer season. The cocktail can be the best seller from your past summer menu, a new idea that you have for this summer season menu, a twist on a summer classic, or somewhere in between. The submission form will ask for the cocktail name (extra points for creativity), recipe, the person credited for creating the cocktail, the story behind the cocktail, and any photos or videos to assist your submission. 

Once all cocktails are submitted, a team of Tripleseat cocktail enthusiasts will vote and narrow down the contestant list to 12 semifinalists. From there, the voting lies in the hands of the public.

The Tripleseat team will provide all semifinalists with promotional materials that they can share on their own social media with their colleagues and customers in order to encourage voting. Public voting will begin in mid-March. The top five finalists will be notified once voting closes. Upon accepting their finalist spots, finalists will be invited to join us at Tripleseat’s EventCamp on Wednesday, May 3, in Boston, where they will participate in the final “Sip Off” to determine one grand winner. EventCamp attendees will sip each cocktail and vote on one favorite.

Are there any cocktail recipe regulations?

Get as creative with your cocktail recipe as you would like, but keep the following in mind. Due to liquor laws in the state of Massachusetts, the finalist cocktails in the Sip Off will be made by the on-site bar staff at EventCamp. The Sip Off cocktail will not be made by the finalist in attendance. The ingredient list will be provided to the venue ahead of time to source the proper ingredients. If the venue is unable to find an exact type of ingredient, they will find the closest substitute. With that being said, no pre-made cocktails will be allowed as submissions.

What is the grand prize?

No contest is complete without a grand prize! The five finalists will receive one free ticket to EventCamp each. This covers the cost of the ticket itself to attend the full day of event industry sessions and the following day of Tripleseat education. Any travel costs will be the responsibility of the finalist. You do not need to attend to win, but you will surely be missing out.

The winner (one contestant) of the Sip Off will receive the grand prize of $500 to enjoy a meal out with their team. We know it will be a team effort with your bar team to get here, and we want all parties to celebrate!

What important contest dates should I remember?

  • Friday, March 3: Cocktails must be submitted to the form HERE by midnight PST.
  • Mid-March: Twelve semifinalists will be announced after internal Tripleseat voting takes place. 
  • Mid-March: Voting opens to the public.
  • End of March: Five finalists will be contacted and invited to EventCamp. 
  • Wednesday, May 3: Five finalists will attend EventCamp in Boston for the final “Sip Off” to determine one grand prize winner. 

Time to make your summer cocktail!

If you have any further questions about the contest, reach out to Rachel Calkins at May the best cocktail win!

Terms and conditions

For terms and conditions on Tripleseat’s Sip-Sational Cocktail Contest, please visit this page.