North Florida “BMF” Cocktail Series
North Florida “BMF” Cocktail Series
luau graphic

Do you have what it takes to be the BADDEST bartender in North Florida?

Now is your chance to prove it, battling against some of the best during the North Florida “BMF” Cocktail Series! We are hosting a series of localized cocktail competitions at our locations, including Flask & Cannon in St. Aug and Jax Beach, Sidecar Gainesville, Sidecar Jax, Fleming Island Tap Garden, and Julep Palm Valley. 

The winner of each competition will receive $250 plus some sweet swag, and the top twelve finishers will be eligible to compete in the “BMF” Finals at our first-ever St. Augustine Spring Luau on April 21st! The finals champion will be known as the BADDEST bartender in North Florida and will take home $1,000 and the “BMF” Belt to commemorate their victory! 

If you think you have what it takes, submit your request to compete. Limited spots available!

Want to Compete?

To apply, please be a working bartender in the North Florida area. When you send in your request, let us know where you work and how long you have been in the industry. 

After confirming your participation in one of our contests, we’ll email you all the information concerning the event.

Prizes

Localized cocktail competitions – $250 cash & swag bag.

Finals: The top 12 contestants gain entry into the finals at the Luau.

Winner: $1,000 cash to the winner and the BMF belt

Event Schedule

andrew wright

3/11 - 7pm @ Flask & Cannon/St. Augustine

Best Tiki Cocktail – Bacardi Superior, Bacardi 4yr, Bacardi Spiced, Bacardi Black

  • Craft your best Tiki cocktail featuring Bacardi Rums. 
  • Congrats to our winner Andrew Wright from Asado Life!

3/18 - 7pm @ Sidecar/Gainesville

Head-to-Head – Teeling Irish Whiskey

  • Head-to-Head knockout competition featuring Teeling Irish Whiskey and mystery ingredients. 
  • Congrats to our winners Coral Hanouti from Kinbar & Josh Basham from Sidecar!

3/25 - 7pm @ Tap Garden/Fleming Island

Best Beer-Centric Cocktail – Bacardi Superior, Grey Goose, Cazadores, Angel’s Envy

  • Craft your best cocktail incorporating beer and working within the Bacardi USA portfolio.
  • Contestants will be required to use AT LEAST 1oz of BEER/CIDER in their cocktails. Tap Garden will supply GUINNESS STOUT, STEIGL RADLER, & FIGHT LIKE HELLES LAGER. Contestants are permitted to bring their own beer/cider for their cocktails if they would like and will create ONE unique cocktail for the competition. They will have 6 minutes to make each of the 3 judges their own cocktail. Top score wins the cash prize and top two move on to the finals.
  • Congrats to our winners Caroline Hubert from Julep & Paul Compagnon from Volstead!

4/1 - 7pm @ Flask & Cannon/Jax Beach

Speed Tiki – Bacardi Superior, Bacardi 4yr, Bacardi Spiced, Bacardi Black

  • Put your pour skills to the test in our fastest Tiki Classics speed competition. Create with precision and speed a Hotel Nacional, frozen Piña Colada, Mai Tai & Jungle Bird working within the Bacardi USA provided portfolio. Top three fastest times will battle in the final round to create the best Tiki Cocktail utilizing a mystery ingredient. Top score takes home the cash prize & top two move on to finals. 
  • Congrats to our winners Spicer from Flask & Cannon Jax Beach & Zac from Flask & Cannon St. Augustine!

4/8 - 7pm @ Sidecar/Jax

Trash Shooter and Elevated Cocktail Version – Bacardi Superior, Grey Goose, Cazadores, Bombay Saphire, Teeling, Angel’s Envy

  • Make us your favorite shooter and craft an elevated version that will accompany it.

4/15 - 7pm @ Julep/Palm Valley

Best Whiskey Cocktail – Elijah Craig, Larceny, Rittenhouse, Mellow Corn

  • Craft your best whiskey cocktail featuring whiskies from the Heaven Hills portfolio.

4/21 - 7pm @ Flask & Cannon/Luau Championship - St. Augustine

LUAU – THE MAIN EVENT

We’re lei-ing it all on the line at our first official LUAU to benefit V for Victory!

This is a party you definitely do not want to miss. We’re bringing all your TIKI fantasies to life and giving all proceeds to our mission, V for Victory! From the pig roast to the live hula dancing performance, to watching the baddest bartenders in town throw down, we promise you a Sunday Funday filled with all the vibes and the best tiki cocktails you’ve ever had.
 
Where: Flask & Cannon in St Augustine!
When: Sunday, April 21st starting at 3pm!
 
What to expect:
North Florida BMF Cocktail Competition Finals! The top 12 bartenders from our BMF Cocktail Competition Series will compete in the Championship round at the Luau to see who will take home the coveted BMF BELT!
  • Pig Roast (donate for a plate!)
  • DJ
  • Photo booth
  • Live Performance by local Hula group
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Raffles & Prizes