The deadline for Bols Around the World, the global bartending competition, is fast approaching and interested candidates must submit their entries by Friday March 1.
Now in its seventh year, the competition seeks out the most inspiring, talented and charismatic bartenders drawn from 60 countries across five continents for a place in the grand final.
Taking place in Amsterdam on May 7, 2013, 12 finalists will set out to impress the global panel of judges in front of an audience of 1200 people in the one-of-a-kind event.
There are three competition stages before a finalist from each region is selected, testing the very essence of what it takes to be a great bartender: creativity, knowledge and personality.
The initial challenge is to create an iconic drink using Bols liqueurs, Bols Genever or both, followed by an exam on the fundamentals of bartending and a short video presenting the cocktail entry in the second and third heats.
The overall winner goes on an eight-day global bar tour to four cocktail cities of his/her choice and all 20 semi-finalists win a second trip to Amsterdam for brand ambassador training.
Rules, regulations and up to the minute information for the contest can be found at www.bols.com. Click here to follow the competition live.