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.
In celebration of our 5th Anniversary, the competition was held the day before Deighton Cup, on Friday, July 21st from 12 pm to 3 pm at Reflections: The Garden Terrace atop The Hotel Georgia.
The prize? Racetrack fame, bragging rights and cash for first place. 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. Stay tuned for further details and how to enter the competition.
Interested in how the competition commenced in 2016? Watch our Cocktail Jockey highlight reel here.
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