2017 Not Your Pink Drink Official Rules


You must be at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States to enter. Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

CONTEST PERIOD:  The “Not Your Pink Drink” Recipe Contest starts on June 9, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. EDT and ends on August 4, 2017, at 11:45 p.m. EDT.


HOW TO ENTER:  Complete your online registration form at BourbonWomen.org and make your payment:

  • $25 for Professional / Bartender
  • $15 for Amateur
  • Limit one entry per person

Your recipe submission should include Old Forester Bourbon and at least two (2) other ingredients that are available through Kentucky retailers. (Note: Recipe may NOT include eggs or egg products.)

The finished drink must not be pink in color. Recipe must include all ingredients as well as preparation instructions and garnishes. (Ice, garnish and glassware are not counted toward the two ingredients.

Entries will be judged on taste, convenience, relevance, appearance and creativity. Entries that are late, misdirected, illegible or not received due to technical malfunction will not be eligible. Electronic entries must be received by August 4, 2017, 11:45 p.m. EST.

All entries and recipes may be edited, reprinted and used by Bourbon Women at its sole discretion. Bourbon Women will retain rights to the use of all submitted drink recipes and may use them for the purposes of advertising and promotion.

JUDGING:  Entries will be judged between August 7 - 11, 2017, by a panel of judges selected by Bourbon Women. The winner will be selected based on taste, convenience, relevance, appearance and creativity.

PRIZES:  There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded in each division. The winning cocktails in each division will be declared the official cocktails of the Bourbon Women Association for one year. The winner in each division will receive an award barrelhead and a one-year membership to the Bourbon Women Association.

CLAIMING PRIZES/RELEASE:  Winner will be notified by email on or about August 15, 2017 and the winning cocktails will be unveiled at the Bourbon Women Sip-osium on August 25, 2017. Bourbon Women reserves the right to edit and to publish all materials received whether or not entrant receives a prize. By entering this contest, all entrants warrant and represent ownership of materials submitted. Winner releases contest entities from all liability regarding prizes awarded. Entry constitutes entrants’ permission to print entrants’ names and submission in promotional materials including, but not limited to, the World Wide Web, and entrants’ consent to use their names and submissions for advertising or publicity purposes, in all media, without compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.