*Starting June 1st

 *Starting June 1st

Gin Riot 2022

watch the Central Oregon region’s top bars and restaurants battle for the title of “Gin Riot Winner 2022”

ABOUT THE CONTEST

In Great Britain in the 18th century, Gin (or genever) became the most popular drink; widely accessible across class lines, everyone was drinking it, and the whole country was getting lit (and not in a good way). The average person was consuming up to 10 liters of gin annually, at double the potency that you can find today. With workers not showing up to their jobs and the economy crashing to a halt, the government began taxing it to try to slow the consumption rate. Immediately, the country was furious and all over Great Britain, riots began. 

In the spirit of those Gin Riots and an undeniable passion for gin, we’re bringing back the most exciting event of the year. We’ve challenged bars and restaurants all across Central Oregon to create a specialty cocktail on their menu featuring our Crater Lake Prohibition Gin or our Crater Lake Reserve Dry Gin. For the month of May, the people will get to go to our amazing participants venues to taste and vote for their favorite Gin Riot creation. 

The top four ‘peoples choice’ drinks and two to four staff picks will be announced June 1st, when tickets will go live for the June 18th event at our downtown Bend tasting room. At the in person event, six to eight mixologists will battle it out in front of a panel of three judges and a full audience of spectators to see who makes the best Gin Riot cocktail. Come to the event to see the competition and try the top 6-8 cocktails, as well as a selection of full sized Crater Lake Spirits cocktails.

Buy tickets starting June 1st for the June 18th event!

WHEN

June 18th, 2022 at 12:00 pm

WHERE

Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Bend Tasting Room

1024 NW Bond St. Bend OR

Vote for the Best Cocktail

Cast your vote for the most deserving Gin Riot cocktail of the year

River Pig Saloon’s “It Takes Two to Tango”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, Amaro Nonino, limoncello, peach bitters, sugar rim

Restaurant: River Pig Saloon

Velvet’s “My Name is Herb”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Reserve Gin, fresh squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice, rosemary simple syrup, egg white, cucumber

Restaurant: Velvet

Chomp Chomp’s “Gin ‘n Juniper”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, fresh blackberries, smoked rosemary, juniper berries, cardamom, lime, tonic

Restaurant: Chomp Chomp

Brother Jon’s Ale House “Crater Lake Cucumber Cooler”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, fresh pressed grapefruit and lime juice, muddled cucumber, soda water

Restaurant: Brother Jon’s Ale House

River Pig’s “Purple Haze”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, lemon juice, basil simple syrup, and a float of Crème de Violette

Restaurant: River Pig Saloon

Wayfarer Club’s “Lil Something Something”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, simple syrup, strawberry, lemon, egg white, basil

Restaurant: Wayfarer Club

Wayfarer Club’s “Green Riot”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, lime, chartreuse, Demerara, egg white, avocado

Restaurant: Wayfarer Club

Silvermoon Brewing’s “97 in Heaven”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, Lemon Juice, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, Peach Liquor, Bitters

Brewery: Silvermoon Brewing

SCP Hotel’s Rooftop Bar “521 Bramble”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, marionberry, lemon juice, simple, pinot noir float

Restaurant: SCP Redmond

Justy’s “The Big Green”

 

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, kiwi, lime, Green Chartreuse

Restaurant: Justy’s

Southside Pub’s “Prohibition Paycheck”

 

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, guava and lime juice, ginger ale

Restaurant: Southside Pub

River Pig Saloon’s “Wrigley’s Lavender Lemonade”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, St. Germaine, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, sugar rim

Restaurant: River Pig Saloon

Astro Lounge’s “Rather Be Lucky Than Good”

 

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, orange bitters, strawberries, orange slice, ginger beer

Bar: Astro Lounge

Astro Lounge’s “Ginny and the Jets”

 

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, simple syrup, lemon, Lillet, hypnotiq, absinthe rinse

Bar: Astro Lounge

Astro Lounge’s “Better Late Than Never”

Ingredients: Crater Lake Prohibition Gin, St.Germain, egg white, strawberries, raspberries, fresh lemon, rose water, simple syrup

Bar: Astro Lounge

Interested in participating as a contender? 

Submissions are open until April 15th. Interested in becoming a competitor next year? Drop us a line!