Welcome 2022 BSICA Bar Nominees!

2022 Bar Nominee
Acceptance Page

Celebrating The Iconic Cocktails of Time and The Spirits & Bars That Make Them

Industry Tastings & In Person Seminars at Nominated New York Bars

Nov 7, 2022 - Jan 9, 2023

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2022 BSICA Nomination / Nominee Panelists

2022 Cocktail Award Categories:

Best Manhattan in New York

Best Gin Martini in New York

Best Margarita in New York

Best Daiquiri in New York

Best Mojito in New York

If you have received this invitation then your Bar has been nominated by over 30+ Industry panelists in the Iconic 3rd Annual Best Spirits in Cocktails Awards!

The Official Repeal Day Celebration of the Season! Nov 7, 2022 - Jan 9, 2023.

Cocktail Tastings, Seminars, Competitions & Awards for Bar & Spirit Brand Nominees.

To be eligible to win the award in your category, please accept nomination and fill in the form here.

Accepting nomination is the honor of hosting the blind tasting for the Industry panelists, for the best cocktail category in the competition. See example here from Dutch Kills, the Best Whiskeys for an Old Fashioned.

 

50+ spirit brands have also been nominated as the best spirits in this years BSICA cocktail categories. Through a blind cocktail tasting at the winning bars location, using the winning bars recipe, different rounds of the cocktail category will be served but only the submitted spirit expression changed. i.e. "The Best Whiskey in the Manhattan." Same Recipe, Different Expression.

The historical Industry tastings will be broadcast from your bars location internationally for Live Industry & Consumer audience engagement, networking, increasing roster of Industry talent & more.

Your bars winning recipe will be memorialized and published along with the spirit brands in the Annual Best Spirits in Cocktails Awards Publications. Promoted to thousands in your bars area.

See The Best Whiskeys for an Old Fashioned for more.

Winners in their respective Categories will be awarded the #BSICA2022 Gold Medallion: Best Manhattan in NY, Best Gin Martini in NY, Best Daiquiri in NY, Best Margarita in NY, Best Mojito in NY. #BSICA2022

Support your fellow nominees here and accept nomination below to receive your nominee announcement assets to share with your following! (see example below)

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Join Bars Like Osamil Upstairs, Aura Cocina & many more in Finalizing Nominee Acceptance Now and Receive Your Nominee Announcement Image (Example Above) to Share This Prestigious Honor with Industry Colleagues & your Following!

The Best Rum in The Daiquiri 2022

Dec Date TBA by Winning Bar - Held at Winning Nominated Bar for Best Daiquiri in NY ( TBA)

2022 Nomination / Tasting Panelists

Shannon Mustipher (TIKI Modern Tropical Cocktails) Anton Kinloch (Bar Manager Fuchsia TiKi Bar), Gelo Honrade (Osamil Upstairs)

This Blind Tasting by Industry Panelists of The Same Daiquiri Recipe (Recipe by TBA Nominated NY Bar for Best Daiquiri in NY) with Different Rums will decide Gold, Silver and Bronze honors for Best Rum in The Daiquiri 2022. Submitted Rums of any expression type will go head to head with 2022 Nominated Rums LIVE-STREAMED from Nominated NY Bar (Winner TBA) and Published Online to Engage & Connect with Industry and Consumer Audiences.

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The Best Whiskey in The Manhattan

Dec Date TBA by Winning Bar  Held at Winning Nominated Bar for Best Manhattan in NY ( TBA)

2022 Nomination / Tasting Panelists

Nick Bennett (Head Bartender Porchlight), Alyssa Sartor (HBIC August Laura), Torrence Swain (Regional Director El Silencio Mezcal), Eamon Rockey (Creator, Rockey's Botanical Liqueur), Sam Casuga ( Dead Rabbit NYC)

This Blind Tasting by Industry Panelists of The Same Manhattan Recipe (Recipe by TBA Nominated NY Bar for Best Manhattan in NY) with Different Whiskeys will decide Gold, Silver and Bronze honors for Best Whiskey in The Manhattan 2022. Submitted Whiskeys of any expression type will go head to head with 2022 Nominated Whiskeys LIVE-STREAMED from Nominated NY Bar (Winner TBA) and Published Online to Engage & Connect with Industry and Consumer Audiences.

The Best Tequila in The Margarita 2022

2022 Nomination / Tasting Panelists

Diego Livera (The Graduate Hotel), Ivy Mix (Leyenda) Jessica Gonzalez - (Mohonk Mountain House), Roger Avila (Fandi Matta), Luis Alatorre (High St on Hudson). 

This Blind Tasting by Industry Panelists of The Same Margarita Recipe (Recipe by TBA Nominated NY Bar for Best Margarita in NY) with Different Tequilas will decide Gold, Silver and Bronze honors for Best Tequila in The Margarita 2022. Submitted Tequilas of any expression type will go head to head with 2022 Nominated Tequilas LIVE-STREAMED from Nominated NY Bar (Winner TBA) and Published Online to Engage & Connect with Industry and Consumer Audiences.

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The Best Rum in The Mojito

Dec Date TBA by Winning Bar -Held at Winning Nominated Bar for Best Mojito in NY ( TBA)

2022 Nomination / Tasting Panelists

Shannon Mustipher (TIKI Modern Tropical Cocktails), Ivy Mix (Leyenda), Nelson Lemus (Brand Ambassador - Chinola), Jouquin Simo, (Death & Co. / Pouring Ribbons), Kenneth McCoy (The Rum House).

This Blind Tasting by Industry Panelists of The Same Mojito Recipe (Recipe by TBA Nominated NY Bar for Best Mojito in NY) with Different Rums will decide Gold, Silver and Bronze honors for Best Rum in The Mojito 2022. Submitted Rums of any expression type will go head to head with 2022 Nominated Rums LIVE-STREAMED from Nominated NY Bar (Winner TBA) and Published Online to Engage & Connect with Industry and Consumer Audiences.

The Best Gin in The Martini 2022

Dec Date TBA by Winning Bar  - Held at Winning Nominated Bar for Best Gin Martini in NY ( TBA )

2022 Nomination / Tasting Panelists

Denise Polonia (General Manager - Fats Duvall's Rhum Cafe),  Masa Urishido (Katana Kitten), Steven Rhea (Head Bartender - Maison Premiere), Eamon Rockey (Creator, Rockey's Botanical Liqueur).

This Blind Tasting by Industry Panelists of The Same Gin Martini Recipe (Recipe by TBA Nominated NY Bar for Best Gin Martini in NY) with Different Gins will decide Gold, Silver and Bronze honors for Best Gin in The Martini 2022. Submitted Gins of any expression type will go head to head with 2022 Nominated Gins LIVE-STREAMED from Nominated NY Bar (Winner TBA) and Published Online to Engage & Connect with Industry and Consumer Audiences.

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A Legacy of Top Industry Panelists & Nominees

"It's an Apples To Apples Spirit Competition. There's nothing like it."

- Sother Teague

Author, Owner - Amor y Amargo - 2022 Bar Nominee - Best Manhattan in New York. 

100 years after the Prohibition (1920), Sother Teague joined NY Cocktail Expo Founder Matthew Kourie, Eamon Rockey (Creator of Rockey's Botanical Liqueur), Samantha Casuga (The Dead Rabbit) and other seasoned Industry panelists at the Legendary Dutch Kills Bar during Repeal Week (Dec 1 - Dec 5, 2020) to found the Industries most Iconic Cocktail/Spirit Competition and Award Show. Honoring the Classic Cocktails of Time in the Golden Era of Distilling beginning with "The Best Whiskey in Old Fashioned." The Best Spirits in Cocktails Awards has now exploded into over 100 spirit and NY bar nominees and over 30+ Industry nomination and tasting panelists. Join thousands of Industry peers in NY and all over the World as we make cocktail history together in the beginning of the Century. #BSICA2022