Mixologists from Oklahoma Restaurant Association-member restaurants put their skills and abilities to the test as they competed to move through three timed rounds of cocktail preparations including the Championship Round. As each mixologist lifted a shaker and created his or her requisite signature concoction, they raced the clock to create innovative and crazy delicious cocktails that were judged on taste and balance, originality, drink presentation and stage presentation.
Contestants in the four heats from the first round created concoctions made with Prairie Wolf Vodka, Strong Tonic, Basil Hayden Bourbon, and Tito's Vodka. Drinks in the Semi-Final heats were made with items from Made In Oklahoma products. The championship round was a no-holds-barred open round where the competitive spirit in bartenders really shined.
This year's Shakedown was presented in partnership with Traditions Spirits, Fidler Marketing, Central Liquor, Carlisle Foodservice Products, Bud Mixxtail Premium Cocktail, Made In Oklahoma Coalition, Market Source, Midlands, Auto-Chlor System, GoFresh Produce, Corona, Nina's Cocktail Mixes, Tito's Vodka, Oneida, Prairie Wolf Vodka, Basil Hayden's Bourbon, and Strong Tonic.