Home-based bartenders can win big in Mionetto Cocktail Competition

The sparkling contest is the only one of its kind in Canada

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      Vancouver is home to some outstanding bartenders: Amber Bruce, Katie Ingram, Sabrine Dhaliwal, and JS Dupuis among them. Now, wannabe mixologists have a chance to show their stuff through a nationwide cocktail showdown.

      The third annual Mionetto Cocktail Competition—and the only sparkling contest of its kind in the country—is accepting submissions until August 5.

      All you need to do is come up with a creative libation featuring Mionetto Prosecco, submit a photo and recipe, and film a video lasting one to two minutes max describing your drink.

      The Top 10 finalists will be announced on August 9. They’ll all receive $200, a bottle of Mionetto, and a mystery box ingredient to be incorporated in their new cocktail submission for the final round.

      Finalist submission are due August 17, with the top 3 winners announced on August 21.

      First place winner will get $2,500; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500.


      Judges are looking for creativity and originality (worth 30 points); intelligent use of the Prosecco (30 points); presentation and appearance (20 points); and creativity, relevance, and appeal of the drink’s name (20 points).

      You can use other spirits in the cocktail, but Mionetto has to be the star.

      “The inspiration for your cocktail should embody Mionetto,” the rules state. “Look to incorporate Orange, the Prosecco Terroir, Italian Heritage and Italian Style.”

      The videos, which give participants the chance to speak directly to the judges, will ideally feature you making the drink. Clips will be featured on the @MionettoCanada IGTV page.

      Mionetto takes its name from late master winemaker Francesco Mionetto, who launched the winery in 1887 in Valdobbiadene, which is in the heart of the Prosecco region.