By Sacha Delfosse – editor bars&clubs

Australian bartenders are being invited to pull out their Cherry Heering liqueur bottles and enter this year’s Peter F. Heering Sling Award.

The award celebrates the classic Singapore Sling cocktail and one of the key ingredients of the drink, Cherry Heering, a liqueur that has been around since 1818 and which is still sold in over 100 markets. 

“The iconic Peter F. Heering brand has had an unprecedented march back onto the back and front bar all around the world over the past few years and The Sling has always been the champion cocktail for Cherry Heering,” said Peter F. Heering CEO, Adéle Robberstad.

As part of the competition, bartenders have been invited to come up with their own twist on the classic Singapore Sling. Just as in the original Singapore Sling recipe, the drink will need to contain the iconic Cherry Heering liqueur.

No homemade syrups or other infusions will be allowed. Bartenders will also be required to name and photograph their cocktail entry and upload the pictures and the recipe to the brand’s website anytime between April 22 and May 25. 

A winner will be chosen from each competing country by an international jury. From there the top 15 will move on to the semi-final round, from where the five finalists will be decided. 

The five finalists will be flown to the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, Germany in early October to present their cocktails, and the winner will be voted for by a mixture of expert judges and audience members. The winner will take home €500 and a silver Stelton shaker from Denmark.  

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