Entries for the event will be accepted through August 31. Recipes must be an original Bloody Mary using Absolut Vodka. From the press release:
New York, NY (August 8, 2014) – ABSOLUT VODKA is once again proud to sponsor the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE’s Best Bloody Mary in America recipe contest. Bartenders across the country are being challenged to submit their entries for the chance to win the title of America’s Best Bloody Mary, 2014. Finalists will be flown to New York to serve up their version of the classic cocktail at the Festival’s Chopped Best Bloody Mary Brunch perfected by ABSOLUT® on October 18. The cast of Food Network’s Chopped will host, judge and ultimately crown this year’s winner.
“The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular and versatile cocktails served in on-premise establishments across the country,” noted Bert Saville, Trade Marketing Manager for Pernod Ricard USA. “It presents bartenders with the opportunity to creatively express themselves through the ingredients and the methods they use to create their own distinct recipe. Add ABSOLUT’s range of superior quality vodka and vodka flavors to the mix and the possibilities are endless. We are thrilled to sponsor this great event and inspire a new generation of Bloody Mary recipes, perfected by ABSOLUT.”
To enter, bartenders create their own original version of the ABSOLUT Bloody Mary using their choice of ABSOLUT vodka(s). Once perfected, they snap a picture to showcase their creative presentation and go to NYCWFFBestBloody.org to enter. Entries are accepted from July 1 through August 31.
Taste all of the finalists’ recipes at the Chopped Best Bloody Mary Brunch perfected by ABSOLUT® on October 18. Tickets are on sale now at www.nycwff.org and all proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City.