2019 Cocktail Shakedown Application - ORA Expo
Support Oklahoma's most talented bartenders as they compete for prizes in the Oklahoma Restaurant Association "Cocktail Shakedown." This exciting competition takes place on August 13 during the first day of the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo.

Bartenders from ORA member restaurants, USBG Oklahoma City members, and any other bartender from an Oklahoma restaurant or bar is eligible to compete and put their skills and abilities to the test as they compete to move through timed rounds of cocktail preparations including the Championship Round. As each competitor lifts a shaker and creates his or her requisite signature concoction, they race the clock to create innovative and crazy delicious cocktails that will be judged on taste and balance, originality, drink presentation and stage presentation.

Each round reduces the number of talented competitors, until two finalists compete for the grand prize!

Entry fees apply. Applicants not chosen will be refunded their application fee. All fees must be paid when application recipe is submitted.
-ORA members - $0
-OKCBG members - $20
-all others - $30

All applications received after July 15, 2019 will be eligible as an alternate.

  • Applicants must be employed by and on the current payroll of an ORA member restaurant in good standing as of June 1, 2019. Applicants must be able to verify employment status at any time before and during the competition. Employment will be verified prior to competition.
  • Only one (1) bartender per physical property may compete in the event.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of application with a valid Driver's License.


Recipe Submission
An original recipe MUST be submitted with application. Applicants will be chosen based on originality and creativity of their recipe. Those chosen to compete will not be required to prepare the submitted recipe, but may do so if the opportunity presents itself during the competition.
  • Recipe must be an original cocktail created by the contestant.
  • No fire or blenders whatsoever.
  • All drinks must have a minimum of 4 oz. of total liquid and the bartender must make enough to pour identical drinks for each judge.
  • Cocktails must have a minimum of five (5) ingredients; two (2) must be liquor or liqueur base.
I have read and agree to the competition rules and regulations. If selected to compete, I will abide by stated competition rules. Furthermore, if selected, I permit the Cocktail Shakedown competition sponsors the use of my name, city, business, and photo in all media and print materials regarding the competition.
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