What is the Cocktail Cup?

The Dillon’s Cocktail Cup is a craft oriented, high charactered skills and experience barkeep competition that highlights the high calibre of cocktail bar professionals in the Toronto area. A celebration of the bar cocktail culture and all those who take their career and craft spirits seriously — advancing cocktail making and influencing distilling at its heart.

This year long event hosts 10 battles at various establishments throughout the region. Each event matches 2 qualifiers in a head-to-head cocktail mixing duel – the winner of each round advancing across the bracket until the grand finale to battle for the title of Cocktail Cup Champion.

This competition was conceived and constructed by Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville with the assistance of brand and idea company Insite Design in Burlington.