Enter Before May 22
Attention all bartenders in Australia! Get ready to showcase your creativity and skills in a cocktail and food pairing competition. Join us for this exciting competition, which will kick off on Instagram. The top 6 contenders will advance to the finale in Brisbane, where they'll compete for the grand prize - a trip to France! We can’t wait to see the innovative pairings and unique cocktails that our talented bartenders will bring to the table. Are you ready to take on the challenge?
2020 Massenez Cocktail Competition Final
The French distillery, Massenez, has always been a valuable ally for French gastronomy. As of 2023, we are proud to announce that we have become an official sponsor of the Michelin Star Guide Ceremony in France. As such, we are reaching out to Australian bartenders to showcase their pairing skills to us. To enhance the aperitif experience, we suggest serving an “Amuse Bouche” - a delectable, bite sized appetizer alongside your cocktail. Let your imagination run wild with Massenez in your cocktail, and pair it with a complementary snack that will enhance your drink’s overall balance and complexity.
How To Enter
STEP 1: SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION
Post on Instagram a photo or video of your Cocktail and Amuse Bouche pairing. Add the hashtags #AmuseBoucheCocktailComp & #Massenez150.
– Follow and tag @massenez_au & @cerbaco
– 10ml minimum of Massenez Spirits or Liqueur
– 8 ingredients maximum (garnish not included) – Include all measurements (mL's) of your cocktail recipe
– Pair with Amuse Bouche. Such as: cheese, charcuterie, or bar snack recipes.
Please ensure that your Instagram account is set to public during the selection period.
We want Massenez to shine in your cocktail and the Amuse Bouche to be its perfect partner but not the star.
STEP 2: COCKTAIL COMPETITION
Showcase your unique creation and talent during the Finale at Frog’s Hollow Saloon in Brisbane, the 5th of June 2023.
Round 1: You'll be tasked with crafting 4 servings of your entry cocktail within a 5-minute time frame. Don't forget to prepare your Amuse Bouche beforehand and bring it with you to the event.
Round 2: The top 2 finalists will face off in the ultimate challenge - The Massenez Mystery Box. Using a selection of surprise ingredients provided in the Mystery Box, you'll be challenged to create a new cocktail on the spot and amaze us with your ingenuity and creativity. Get ready for an exhilarating finale!
The 6 finalists will be flown to Brisbane with accommodation included, where they will participate in a private Massenez pairing luncheon on the day of the Finale.
The Winner of the Competition will get a one-week trip to France, with return flights, domestic transfer, accommodation, and an opportunity to participate at the Berlin Bar Convent in October 2023.
Meet the Judges
“Massenez has been part of Cerbaco Distributions portfolio in Australia for over 30 years. The quality, the 150 years of history and the people behind the brand are matching with our collection of premium craft spirits. This year we are happy to organise this competition with the support of Massenez in France. It’s a beautiful way for us to showcase these exquisite liqueurs and eaux de vie, but also to reward our loyal customers” - Gabriel Chaise, Cerbaco Founder
“Organizing a competition anywhere in the world is always a great challenge. Thanks to Marie Pottier’s and Cerbaco work, I’m proud to launch this new exceptional edition of a unique and original cocktail competition. Mixology & gastronomy are at the heart of this concept, and those two worlds have been key partners for Massenez over the years.
I’m also proud to be able to welcome the winner of the “Amuse Bouche By Massenez” Competition among us at our distillery in France.
Are you ready for this challenge? Good luck!!” - Bernard Baud, CEO – Grandes Distileries Peureux Massenez
How to get our products?
Massenez is imported and distributed by Cerbaco Distribution in Australia. Click on this link to create an account with us or contact your local Cerbaco rep.
For any questions our National Ambassador is at your disposal:
04 36 306 066
NSW & ACT
0458 652 450