Absolut® Vodka Sponsors the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Best Bloody Mary Recipe Contest

Absolut® Vodka Sponsors the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Best Bloody Mary Recipe ContestABSOLUT VODKA is once again proud to sponsor the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE’s Best Bloody Mary in America recipe contest. Bartenders across the country are being challenged to submit their entries for the chance to win the title of America’s Best Bloody Mary, 2014. Finalists will be flown to New York to serve up their version of the classic cocktail at the Festival’s Chopped Best Bloody Mary Brunch perfected by ABSOLUT® on October 18. The cast of Food Network’sChopped will host, judge and ultimately crown this year’s winner.

“The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular and versatile cocktails served in on-premise establishments across the country,” noted Bert Saville, Trade Marketing Manager for Pernod Ricard USA. “It presents bartenders with the opportunity to creatively express themselves through the ingredients and the methods they use to create their own distinct recipe. Add ABSOLUT’s range of superior quality vodka and vodka flavors to the mix and the possibilities are endless. We are thrilled to sponsor this great event and inspire a new generation of Bloody Mary recipes, perfected by ABSOLUT.” 

To enter, bartenders create their own original version of the ABSOLUT Bloody Mary using their choice of ABSOLUT vodka(s). Once perfected, they snap a picture to showcase their creative presentation and go to NYCWFFBestBloody.org  to enter. Entries are accepted from July 1 through August 31

Taste all of the finalists’ recipes at the Chopped Best Bloody Mary Brunch perfected by ABSOLUT® on October 18.  Tickets are on sale now at www.nycwff.org and all proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City. 


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About Absolut
Absolut Vodka has been committed to developing innovative flavors since the introduction of Absolut Peppar in 1986, its first flavored vodka.  Since then, Absolut has continued to bring a unique twist to common flavors with products such as Absolut® Mandrin®, Absolut® Citron, Absolut® Kurant®, Absolut® Vanilia, Absolut® Raspberri, Absolut® Apeach®, Absolut® Ruby Red, Absolut® Pears, Absolut® Mango, Absolut® Berri Acai, Absolut® Wild Tea, Absolut® Orient Apple, Absolut® Grapevine and Absolut© Cherrykran.

About Pernod Ricard USA®
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs more than 19,000 people worldwide and is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI).

The company’s leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, Plymouth™ Gin, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Martell® Cognac, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod®, Ricard® and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

Pernod Ricard USA is based in Purchase, New York, and has roughly 850 employees across the country. Pernod Ricard USA urges all adults to consume its products responsibly and has an active campaign to promote responsible drinking. For more information on this, please visit: www.acceptresponsibility.org