Calling All Amateur Mixologists

So, you say you’ve got this mixology thing figured out.  Friends rave about your cocktails and can’t get enough of your mixing skills.  Sounds like it’s time to put those skills to the test.  Colonial Wines & Spirits is teaming up with Inviting Arkansas to host the Colonial Cocktail Contest, and you can enter to test your mixology mettle. It’s part of Colonial’s 25th Anniversary celebration.  We’ve lined up some great prizes for the winners—restaurant gift cards, home bar tools and your recipe published in Inviting Arkansas and Colonial print and online media. 

Get your shakers and spoons ready!  

You have three themes to choose from!

SUMMER COCKTAILS: Enter by June 15th
Your most thirst quenching libation to beat the Arkansas summertime heat.
Winner announced in August issue of Inviting Arkansas.  

TAILGATING TODDIES: Enter by August 15th
Cheer on your favorite team with true spirit.  
Winner announced in October issue of Inviting Arkansas.

HOLIDAY CHEER: Enter by October 15th
Make the season shine with your best recipe
Winner announced in December issue of Inviting Arkansas.

Entry Form



List the ingredients in order of use. Make sure the ingredients are in common U.S. household measurements. Give step-by-step instructions for preparing your beverage. List the number of servings your recipe yields, recommended glassware and garnish.  

Fill out the form below or email the document with your recipe to 

Your email has to include your name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address.

Include the name of your cocktail and the story behind it.

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Please list the ingredients in order of use. Make sure the ingredients are in common U.S. household measurements. Give step-by-step instructions for preparing your beverage. List the number of servings your recipe yields, recommended glassware and garnish.


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY.  Contestants must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Employees of any liquor store in Pulaski County, Inviting Arkansas or their families are ineligible to enter.   Entries must be received by posted deadline in each category.  Contest excludes all bartender/ mixology professionals. Cocktail entries limited to (1) per contestant. Incomplete entries will not be considered.  Colonial Wines & Spirits is not responsible for lost, misdirected or incomplete entries. Entries will be judged separately and winners chosen by Colonial’s professional mixology staff.  Winners will be notified by email, and will be offered the opportunity to be a guest at Colonial’s Tasting Bar at a special winner’s celebration event, date and time to be decided between all parties.  Should a winner not respond within three (3) days and accept his/her prize, another winner will be named.