Calling All Bartenders: Do You Make NOLA's Best Margarita?
In 2019, Where Y'at Magazine produced the 8th Annual Margarita Mix-Off, choosing five finalists out of 40 or so bartenders from a long list of New Orleanian restaurants and bars, including the Bulldog, Fulton Alley, Sante Fe, Blue Nile and countless more. The Finalists were from Wrong Iron, May Bailey's, The Penthouse Club, Fulton Alley, and Galatoire's 33. There was the Finals Mix-Off party, which took place at the Wrong Iron, that over 300 people attended.
This year, the 2020 Margarita Mix-Off will be promoting the use of Tres Agaves and Cointreau to determine New Orleans' best margarita. Republic National Distributing Company will work alongside Trinchero Family Estates and Remy Cointreau to produce the 2020 Margarita Mix-Off.
The Mix-Off invites all bartenders in New Orleans whose venue carries Tres Agaves and Cointreau to submit individual recipes for consideration. Bartenders will have roughly four weeks to submit a recipe with entries due by April 15. The Republic National sales reps will meet with bartenders and record the recipes, making sure they use Tres Agaves and Cointreau as the primary ingredient.
Upon entry, the recipes will be submitted to Where Y'at Magazine, who will then work with Tres Agaves, Cointreau, and RNDC to pick the Finalists. The winners will appear at the Finals party, a location, and date still to be determined. The party will include a VIP invitation-only pre-party with complimentary cocktails.
An Emcee will host as a team of judges determines 1st place. Each finalist will present his/her drink to the judges, as well as samples to the audience. The vote will then be cast via the applause of the general public. Each finalist will receive a prize, provided by sponsors. The First Place winner will receive a trip to Beau Rivage Resorts & Casino.