USBG and DISARONNO Announce the Annual 2013 Mixing Star Competition

The 2013 USBG Mixing Star Competition, sponsored by DISARONNO liqueur, is a national search for the next big name in bartending. Competitors from six cities throughout the U.S. will be challenged to create a movie-inspired cocktail in order to demonstrate the mixability of DISARONNO liqueur while also showcasing the brand's mission to bring fun and entertainment value back to the bartending experience.

The final winner, named the new USBG Mixing Star, will win a trip to during the world of Cinema at the 70th Annual Venice International Film Festival showcasing his or her DISARONNO signature cocktail for the stars.

 The Road to Fame

Bartenders from throughout the country are invited to submit a DISARONNO cocktail recipe, inspired by the world of Cinema, at Creations will be judged by appearance/garnish, aroma, creativity and use of DISARONNO, taste and balance and, if chosen for the casting sessions, the technique and "star quality" of the bartender.

The 2013 Regional Finals will be held in six cities: Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle, Austin and San Diego. Fifteen bartenders from each location will be chosen to "audition" their recipe during a regional casting in front of local fans and a jury made up of mixology gurus, including the USBG Local Chapter President. The top two bartenders from each city will then be invited to compete in the U.S. Finals in New Orleans, to take place on July 18, 2013 at Tales of the Cocktail.

For the first time, the USBG Mixing Star Finals will be held during the industry's most prestigious event - Tales of the Cocktail - offering the final 12 a chance to rub elbows with the top mixologists and journalists in the country. The rising stars selected to compete in the U.S. Finals will be judged by a panel.

For more information on the USBG Mixing Star, and to participate, visit and

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