Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition

About the Cocktail Jockey

The Deighton Cup is proud to host the return of an event that celebrates the most famous bourbon libations – the spirit of choice when at the track. The perfect summer refreshment, these fabulous cocktail inspirations date back to the early 1800s and beyond. Mouth-watering beverages are designed and perfected over months by eager entrants only to be tested against a superb class of peers and judged by some of the finest palates in the city.

 

Please note: The Cocktail Jockey competition will no longer take place at Hastings Racetrack, but at an offsite location before July 22nd for a special 5 year anniversary event. Details to come soon.

The Deighton Cup and its judging panel of industry heavyweights will invite the crème-de-la-crème of mixologists, barmen, and aspiring booze hounds to partake in the 5th annual Cocktail Jockey mixology competition. Entrants create their best variation on a classic bourbon indulgence selected by our Cocktail Director.

 

2017’s Cocktail Selection: The Sazerac

The prize? Racetrack fame, bragging rights, cash for first place and in celebration of our 5th year, a very special prize addition that will be announced soon. The winner’s name and cocktail will be engraved on the one and only Boothby Julep trophy. Other special surprises are also in store for contestants including limited edition pieces from our great partners. Space is limited to 10 hopefuls. Please contact our Cocktail Jockey Director, Alex Black for further details and to enter the competition.

 

Interested in how the competition commenced in 2016? Watch our Cocktail Jockey highlight reel here.

Contest Entry Form

 

The prize? Racetrack fame, bragging rights, cash for first place and in celebration of our 5th year, a very special prize addition that will be announced soon. The winner’s name and cocktail will be engraved on the one and only Boothby Julep trophy. Other special surprises are also in store for contestants including limited edition pieces from our great partners. Space is limited to 10 hopefuls. Please contact our Cocktail Jockey Director, Alex Black for further details and to enter the competition.

 

Interested in how the competition commenced in 2016? Watch our Cocktail Jockey highlight reel here.

Cocktail Director

Alex Black

Alex Black has honed his skills in hospitality and bartending for over 15 years, and has integrated himself into Vancouver’s worlAd class hospitality community including top tier locations under the Donnelly and Glowbal umbrellas as well as Hawksworth, Boulevard, the Vancouver Club and is currently Head Bartender at Chef David Hawksworth’s Nightingale restaurant.

Signature Cocktail: Whiskey Cobbler