Welcome to Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin. This is an opportunity for bartenders to let their imagination and creativity shine. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE believes we are all born creative, and creativity is something we have in common. It has no limits, and it’s always evolving and encouraging us to explore new territory.

Going into its 14th year, Most Imaginative Bartender is coming off of a powerful year which set the bar for creativity and innovation in the cocktail community. This is not just another cocktail competition, it is a forum for expression across many different mediums.

How you show the link between your creative outlet, your creative process behind the bar and your inspired Bombay Sapphire cocktail could end up winning you a $25,000 creative grant to bring your creative outlet to life and a $10,000 cash prize along with a mentorship opportunity from a leader in your creative field.

This is your chance to color outside the lines and bring your creative passions to a national stage. This is not just about a crazy cocktail or using fancy technology this is about weaving your story, your unique perspective, into what you do behind the bar. We all pull from somewhere when we are creating. Where do you pull from and how does that give you a unique voice in our diversely creative community?