Procedure for European Bartender Cup 2022

Step 1: Submission of your recipe until May 8, 2022

A recipe including a photo of the cocktail and a portrait of the bartender must be submitted. Only one recipe per bartender can be handed in. Participation is free of charge.

Please submit your recipe via the following link:


This recipe is only for the selection of the finalists.


Step 2: Selection & announcement of the finalists

In this phase, a jury reviews & evaluates the submitted recipes and selects the 20 best anonymized recipes. The bartenders of the 20 best recipes will be announced by May 10, 2022, and invited to the finals on May 30–31, 2022 in Graz. Each finalist will receive two complimentary tickets for the ROLLING PIN.CONVENTION: Travel and hotel expenses must be covered by themselves.

In the announcement of the finalists, each finalist will be assigned 1-2 mandatory products for their drink. These product(s) must be the main component(s).

All products of our partners may be used as additional components in the drinks – these will also be provided in sufficient quantity in the preparation room and on the stage. The list of partner products will be published on 9th May as well.

Other products (except spirits) may also be used however, these shall not be the main component of your drink.

The recipe for the finals is totally independent from the submitted recipe.


Step 3: Finals on May 30–31, 2022 in Graz

The finals will take place at the ROLLING PIN.CONVENTION in Graz from May 30–31, 2022. The winner will be determined in two rounds:

  Round 1 Round 2
Date Monday, May 30, 2022 Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Number/Count 20 Bartenders 5 Bartenders
Procedure Each finalist creates a recipe based on the assigned product.

All other ingredients are freely selectable. The only important thing is that the assigned product(s) is/are the main component(s) of the drink. 

The 5 best bartenders from Round 1 will compete in Round 2. A black box with a pre-made dish will be served 1 hour before the finals. The finalists have to create of a suitable drink for this dish. They can use all the ingredients available on the stage and in the preparation room. The creativity and spontaneity of the finalists will be tested.
Presentation time 10 minutes + explanation of the recipe during this time 10 minutes + explanation of the recipe during this time


How does the winner emerge?

The 5 best bartenders of Round 1 will compete in Round 2. Then we start again from zero. The winner of the ROLLING PIN European Bartender Cup 2022 is the one with the highest score of Round 2.