Best Martini in the 'Burbs

Do you make the best martini in the Chicago suburbs?

Vote for you favorite martini!

The event is open to the public! Click here for tickets!

How it works

Submit your martini

The recipe must include at least one part Absolut Vodka, and if using cordials, please use Hiram Walker. Only submissions by bartenders representing a licensed restaurant or bar in the Chicago suburbs will qualify. Submission deadline: Friday, November 24 at midnight.

Time to vote!

The public is invited to vote for their favorite martini November 25 - December 1. The top 12 bartenders whose martinis get the highest numbers of votes will compete live at the 5th Annual Martini Challenge.

Compete at the live mix off!

The live mix off will be held Monday, December 11, 5:30 - 9 p.m. at Drink Nightclub. At this fun event of music, appetizers and drinks, the top 12 bartenders will shake up their martini before a live audience and the judges.
The judges' pick and the Fan-Favorite will both receive a prize and will be featured in the Daily Herald newspaper.

Sponsorship opportunities available

Is your restaurant or bar looking for a chance to show off your cocktails? Sponsor the Martini Challenge for a chance to showcase your drinks just in time to be top of mind for holiday revelry. Custom multi-media packages available, including digital, print and face-to-face promotion.

Click here to contact Karyn Kraske to learn more about event sponsorship opportunities.