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A New Era of the
Old Fashioned
Cocktail Contest


$5,000 and a feature in our
2024 cocktail recipe book

Contest is closed

At Elijah Craig, we celebrate innovation in
Bourbon and cocktails. Stay tuned to find
out who will be named as 2023's ultimate
Old Fashioned innovator. One winner will
take home $5,000 and be published in our
first edition cocktail book alongside some
of the industry’s biggest names.


Your cocktail must meet the following criteria:

  • Showcase a unique spin on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail recipe
  • Contain no more than 2 1/2 oz. (at 40% ABV) total combined alcoholic ingredients
  • Not exceed 6 oz. in total volume of ingredients
  • Contain at least 1 oz. of Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon or Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Include an image of your finished cocktail


Your cocktail will be judged on:

  • Balance, flavor, aroma, and character
  • Innovation and creativity of recipe
  • Story or inspiration behind your recipe
  • Cocktail name
  • Appearance and presentation