The Crispin Cider Autumn Cocktail Contest

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table
Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

The Crispin Cider Company and the Heavy Table invite the mixologists of Autumn to dust off their shakers and tongs, pour some Crispin, and submit their best cocktail recipes. Category winners will receive $75 gift certificates to Surdyk’s in Minneapolis.

There are two categories for entries — contestants may enter either or both, up to two submissions total. Send your entries to

The Saint Crispin: A Crispin-based cocktail that’s classy, classic, elegant, and easy to make. The objective is to create a Crispin “standard” cocktail for year-round drinking. (And if you haven’t yet added it to your calendar, Crispin is hosting a Saint Crispin’s Day celebration Oct. 24, at Brit’s pub.)

The Scary Good: A Halloween-appropriate cocktail that is smooooth over ice and based on or accented by a Crispin varietal.

Attach a photograph if you wish. These may be published.

Crispin is a crisp (not “sweet beer style”) super-premium natural hard apple cider especially designed to be enjoyed over ice. There are three distinctive varietals — Original is crisp over ice, Brut is European-style extra dry over ice, and Light is the first light cider in the US and is bright over ice.

Cocktail recipes must specify whether you are using Crispin Original, Light, or Brut varietals.

The contest will run from October 12 through midnight Wednesday, October 21. Winners will be announced in October 2009. Prizes will be awarded to winners in both categories.

Crispin Cider Company reserves the right to publish all recipes and pairings entered. No employees of the Crispin Cider Company or the Heavy Table are eligible to enter.