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

CONGRATULATIONS to Silver Moon Brewing for winning first place in our Gin Riot 2022 with their cocktail, 97 in Heaven

SCP Wayfarer Club took second place with “The Green Riot,” and in third place, we have Velvet with “My Name is Herb.”

About the event: 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 got the chance to visit to our amazing participants venues to taste and vote for their favorite Gin Riot creation.

The top four ‘peoples choice’ drinks and two staff picks were announced on June 1st. At the in person event, six bartenders battled 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. Visit our Instagram to see the whole event on our story highlights.

The 6 contestants who moved on to the final round are the following: 

Wayfarer Club: Green Riot
Chomp Chomp: Gin and Juniper
Silver Moon Brewing: 97 in Heaven
Velvet: My Name is Herb
River Pig Saloon: It Takes Two to Tango
Justy’s: The Big Green

WHEN

June 18th, 2022 at 12:00 pm

WHERE

Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Bend Tasting Room

1024 NW Bond St. Bend OR

Voting is CLOSED

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

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

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

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!