Today, vodka is being embraced by bartenders for its unmistakable nuances. Chopin Vodka, the family-owned brand from Poland created the luxury vodka category when it debuted in 1993. For the past thirty years, the family has been on a mission to prove that although vodka is a neutral spirit, its characteristics reflect the raw ingredients from which it was distilled. Chopin was the first brand in the world to distill vodka from different ingredients rather than flavors to achieve distinct tastes.
The Dorda Family knows that high-quality raw ingredients craft the best vodkas, just as bartenders know that masterful cocktails begin with the base spirit. Chopin Vodka invites bartenders to explore its unique collection of spirits—Chopin Potato, Rye, and Wheat Vodkas—and compose an exceptional cocktail using one of its single-ingredient expressions. These three vodkas have unmistakably different characteristics and distinct flavor profiles, challenging the misconception that “vodka is just vodka.”
To submit a cocktail for consideration, please ENTER HERE.
Each cocktail will be judged on taste, creativity, inspiration, appearance, and name. Bartenders are asked to include at least one of the Chopin Vodka expressions (potato, rye, wheat) and explain which single-ingredient vodka(s) was chosen and why.
Judges will choose one 1st place winner and one 2nd place winner per style of vodka—potato, rye, and wheat—six winners in total.
- Three 1st Place Winners (one per style of vodka—potato, rye, and wheat) will receive $1500 each.
- Three 2nd Place Winners (one per style of vodka—potato, rye, and wheat) will receive $500 each.
In addition to cash prizes the three 1st place winning bartenders will be featured in an upcoming issue of Chilled Magazine.
**Bartenders may submit more than one cocktail entry. CLICK HERE for Competition Rules and Regulations.
To submit a cocktail for consideration, please ENTER HERE. All entries must be submitted by 5/24/2023.