HOW IT WORKS

2021 Coffee Cocktail Challenge

Mr Black & Steve the Bartender have joined forces again in 2021 to bring you the second edition of the Coffee Cocktail Challenge.  Think you’ve got what it takes to create the next modern-classic coffee cocktail? Go head-to-head with cocktail lovers from around the world, and have your creation reviewed by some of the top cocktail minds in the industry.

SUBMIT YOUR COCKTAIL

29th September – 12th October

Create an original coffee cocktail using Mr Black Coffee Liqueur with no more than 120ml (4oz) of liquor. You’ve got 2 weeks to submit a cocktail (or multiple drinks if you want).

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE

13th-27th October

Check out all the submissions and vote for your favourite. Anyone can vote, so make sure you tell your friends and spread the word to get more votes.

TOP 10 ANNOUNCEMENT

3rd November

5 of the highest voted cocktails and 5 favourites will be selected by our team of judges.

WINNER ANNOUNCED

16th November

Steve the Bartender, along with a panel of experts, will judge the top 10 cocktails on YouTube. One winner and one runner up will be selected based on taste, presentation and creativity.

For more information please check out the FAQs

VOTE NOW

 JUDGING CRITERIA

Coffee cocktails must include Mr Black and not contain more than 120ml (4oz) of liquor.

They will be judged by our expert panel based on the following criteria.

  1. Taste
  2. Presentation
  3. Creativity

EXPERT PANEL

Steve The Bartender
YouTube Superstar

Matt Whiley
Owner, RE Sydney. Global Bartending Mentor

Tara Fougner
Co-Founder & CEO of Thirsty Media

MR BLACK TEAM

Martin Hudak
Mr Black Global Coffee Ambassador

Arlene Wong
Mr Black Brand Ambassador

Stephen Kurpinsky
Mr Black Brand Ambassador

GRAND PRIZE

THE ULTIMATE BARTENDER & BARISTA PACK

Total Value: $2,450 USD

◆ Breville Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

◆  Yama Cold Drip Tower

◆  Birdy by Erik Lorincz Bar Kit

◆  6 x Hand Blown Japanese Cocktail Glasses from Kimura Glass

◆  Mr Black Merch Pack

◆  The winning cocktail to be featured on thirstymag.com, SteveTheBartender YouTube, Mr Black Instagram and YouTube

RUNNER UP PRIZE

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED

Total Value: $800 USD

◆  Birdy by Erik Lorincz Bar Kit

◆  Mr Black Merch Pack-includes tote, ice stamp, bottle pin, beanie, and jacket

◆  6 x Hand Blown Japanese Cocktail Glasses from Kimura Glass

TOP 8

MR BLACK MERCH PACK

$164 USD

Includes tote, ice stamp, bottle pin, beanie & jacket
Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash. Prizes will be sent to the Winners’ provided delivery addresses at no cost to the prize winner