Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Carnival Cruise Lines
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Carnival Cruise Lines

Read thousands of Carnival Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Carnival Cruise Deals.

Write a Carnival Review

NEW! Find Your CARNIVAL Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
victory2020 victory2020 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,561
Default Master mixologist competition

Hi All,
Have any of you entered (or won) this competition? What can you use /not use in your drink recipes?
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #2  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:42 PM
FlaGrl4Evr's Avatar
FlaGrl4Evr FlaGrl4Evr is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida Suncoast
Posts: 7,038
Default

I was planning on entering this on our last cruise but didn't get around to signing up in time. Here is the info that I have. #1 you MUST sign up for it the day before. Check the Fun Times. For our cruise the contest was held on the first sea day and sign up was late afternoon of sail away day.

Here is a list of what you have to choose from. You use one from each catagory only and no soda pop.

#1-- Rum- Tequila or Vodka

#2-- Melon Liquor, Peach Schnapps, Blackberry Brandy, Aricot Brandy, Rasberry Liqueur, Creme de Banana, Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, Butterscotch Schnapps, Blue Curacao and Triple Sec

#3-- Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice, OJ, Sweet & Sour Mix, Pina Colada Mix, Strawberry Daquari Mix and Banana Daquari Mix.


Here are a few tips: The Frozen drinks seemed to have and advantage. Name your drink well. Pesonality and showmanship count a great deal.


The main judge is the lead bartender on the ship. They also select a few passengers from the crowd to judge as well. On our cruise, there were 5 contestants. 4 men and 1 woman. The woman had a very vibrant personality. It probably didn't hurt that she was young 20's, had a great body and was clad in a micro bikini either. .... and yes she won.


If you win, your drink will be offered in the bars on the ship and notated in the Fun Times. It was a really fun contest to watch and I imagine would be a lot of fun to enter as well. Good Luck.
__________________
Cari

Carnival Legend
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Liberty
Carnival Victory -Dec 2014-Birthday/Friend cruise.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:42 PM
LHP LHP is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Memphis, Tn area
Posts: 25,198
Default

I have won it...as has my husband.

You are allowed one shot of liquor (like rum, vodka etc) and then you are allowed a host of other stuff like liquers and mixes etc.

They can be frozen or on the rocks.

They have a bartender there to assist you...

it was a LOT of fun!!
__________________
musicalcruiser@hotmail.com

COMPLETES THE FLEET

If it is Carnival and it floats....we have sailed it!

Hubby ... DIAMOND (every ship except the Carnivale)
Me ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale)
22 year old son ... DIAMOND (every ship starting with the Tropicale) ONLY Double Milestone under the age of 21 in the world.....woo hoo!!
Showing the world what a kid with Autism can do!!!
25 year old son... finally DIAMOND (college got in the way). About to "cruise more than all of us under the water" as a. Naval Officer.


Holiday Ship On A Stick with a MARBLE base...


Last edited by LHP; March 22nd, 2011 at 07:43 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:52 PM
avandrie's Avatar
avandrie avandrie is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 210
Red face

I have a drink I would love to submit in the competition but I am in my mid-30's, I don't have a smokin' body (sadly I'm average), and while I have a bubbly personality, I think I'd shy up in front of a crowd.

The drink? An Undercurrent. Anyone ever try one of these bad boys? I'm surprised at how many bartenders aren't familiar with it. They're quite tasty!

Since I don't see myself submitting it... in case anyone is interested:

1 oz Absolut Kurant Vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup
1 splash Sprite (Not a must, but a tasty plus)
1/4 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur


Ice up a martini glass while mixing.

Mix everything except the Chambord in the mixing tin. Dump the ice, and pour the mixture into the glass. Slowly pour in the Chambord and it should create a layer effect. Blue drink with a purple bottom. Yum!!!




__________________
_________________________
Cruised:
4/4/2010 on Carnival Pride
Read the trip review at: http://eastercruise2010.shutterfly.com/blog/27

Coming up:
9/11/2011 on Carnival Pride

Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 07:58 PM
FlaGrl4Evr's Avatar
FlaGrl4Evr FlaGrl4Evr is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida Suncoast
Posts: 7,038
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by avandrie View Post
I have a drink I would love to submit in the competition but I am in my mid-30's, I don't have a smokin' body (sadly I'm average), and while I have a bubbly personality, I think I'd shy up in front of a crowd.

The drink? An Undercurrent. Anyone ever try one of these bad boys? I'm surprised at how many bartenders aren't familiar with it. They're quite tasty!

Since I don't see myself submitting it... in case anyone is interested:

1 oz Absolut Kurant Vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup
1 splash Sprite (Not a must, but a tasty plus)
1/4 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Ice up a martini glass while mixing.

Mix everything except the Chambord in the mixing tin. Dump the ice, and pour the mixture into the glass. Slowly pour in the Chambord and it should create a layer effect. Blue drink with a purple bottom. Yum!!!




That sounds like a great drink. I just copied the recipe and will try to make it at home. You should enter and don't worry about the smokin body. She just happened to work the crowd and when she would shake her drink she would work it...... know what I mean? The crowd started cheering because of this but ultimately there is the bartender from Carnival and I'm sure he/she has a lot of input too. So go for it...
__________________
Cari

Carnival Legend
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Liberty
Carnival Victory -Dec 2014-Birthday/Friend cruise.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 08:40 PM
victory2020 victory2020 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by avandrie View Post
I have a drink I would love to submit in the competition but I am in my mid-30's, I don't have a smokin' body (sadly I'm average), and while I have a bubbly personality, I think I'd shy up in front of a crowd.

The drink? An Undercurrent. Anyone ever try one of these bad boys? I'm surprised at how many bartenders aren't familiar with it. They're quite tasty!

Since I don't see myself submitting it... in case anyone is interested:

1 oz Absolut Kurant Vodka
1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
1/2 oz Sweet & Sour Mix
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup
1 splash Sprite (Not a must, but a tasty plus)
1/4 oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Ice up a martini glass while mixing.

Mix everything except the Chambord in the mixing tin. Dump the ice, and pour the mixture into the glass. Slowly pour in the Chambord and it should create a layer effect. Blue drink with a purple bottom. Yum!!!



Hey, I may steal that!
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:37 PM
OrcaGirl's Avatar
OrcaGirl OrcaGirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 91
Default

I'm planning to enter the mixology contest in two weeks on the Dream; my friends have been enjoying my practice attempts... free drinks for them!

Erin
__________________
August 2001 - Regal Princess, Alaska
October 2005 - Windjammer Yankee Clipper, St Vincent and the Grenadines
March 2009 - Caribbean Princess, Southern Caribbean
April 2011 - Carnival Dream, Eastern Caribbean
April 2012 - Carnival Glory, Western Caribbean
December 2013 - Carnival Breeze, Eastern Caribbean
November 2014 - TBD
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old March 22nd, 2011, 11:42 PM
haup9 haup9 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoosiercouple View Post
Here is a list of what you have to choose from. You use one from each catagory only and no soda pop.

#1-- Rum- Tequila or Vodka

#2-- Melon Liquor, Peach Schnapps, Blackberry Brandy, Aricot Brandy, Rasberry Liqueur, Creme de Banana, Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, Butterscotch Schnapps, Blue Curacao and Triple Sec

#3-- Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice, OJ, Sweet & Sour Mix, Pina Colada Mix, Strawberry Daquari Mix and Banana Daquari Mix.
I entered on our recent Splendor cruise. You are allowed two (2) total shots. I was able to use 1/2 a shot of light rum, tequila, vodka & blue curacao. It may depend on the entertainment person that is in charge of the contest but Ryan was cool and let me use all of them.

You get to drink your drink once you are done with the contest too. Only a little from the shaker is poured into the judges glasses for tasting.

Have fun!!! I did!
__________________
Tom & Sheri


Unofficial "Adult Beverage" Taste Tester

Inventor of the "Sloppy Hoppy" - didn't win the Mixology contest but had a blast!

Cruise Ships - Profile Ticker
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:01 AM
mom2boys97 mom2boys97 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,196
Default

My husband did it on our last Spirit Cruise he had a good time but had a drink all lined up and when he went up they gave him limited things to chose from... He won 2nd place anyway...
__________________
Kim~43
Gil~47
Jordon~16
Jared~13

Recent Cruises
Carnival Pride 11/08 (Family Cruise)
Splendor 10/09
Spirit 10/10
Splendor 10/11 Our 2nd Family Cruise
Whats up Next 1/2 way to Platinum
Splendored Spirits sailing the Conquest 10-28-12
Splendored Spirits Sailing on the Miracle 10-04-2014
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:12 AM
DaDivaMom's Avatar
DaDivaMom DaDivaMom is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 1,093
Default

Very, very limited on the flavored vodkas, rums etc...I think the only one when I entered was a citrus vodka. They have to keep it cost effective.

It is a lot of fun though.
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:48 AM
Alaskagriz's Avatar
Alaskagriz Alaskagriz is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Alaska
Posts: 117
Default

Are Malibu rum and red grenadine available. These are essential ingredients for my drink.
__________________
Gray

Unofficial Director of Cigar Enjoyment

Carnival Spirit - May 2009. Alasaka
Carnival Legend - March 2010. Western Caribbean
Carnival Splendor - May 2011. Mexican Riviera

alaskagriz01@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 05:36 AM
XCruiseMe17's Avatar
XCruiseMe17 XCruiseMe17 is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Alsip IL
Posts: 380
Default

I was just in the competition on March 5th Liberty Sailing....we werent alowed to use flavored rums or vodkas. They told me that mostly Frozen drinks win. Of course out of all of us one drink was frozen and they won. I came in second. Its a lot of fun! be ready to fill out your form for it during the sail away party cause if you wait they probably have picked the contestants already.
__________________
Pamela

~ Past Cruises ~
Carnival Valor ~ Western ~ 08/31/08
Carnival Liberty ~ Eastern ~ 05/01/10
Carnival Liberty ~ Western ~ 11/06/10
Carnival Liberty ~ Eastern ~ 03/05/11 ~ SB 2011
Carnival Dream ~ Eastern ~ 10/29/11
Carnival Glory ~ Western ~ 03/04/12 ~ SB 2012
Carnival Magic ~ Western ~ 08/26/12
Carnival Breeze ~ Western ~ 12/02/12 *Short Review*
Carnival Breeze ~ Western ~ 03/10/13 ~ SB 2013
Carnival Breeze ~ Eastern ~ 08/17/13 ~ Platinum Cruise
Carnival Sunshine~ Western ~ 03/09/14 ~ SB 2014 - Dirty 30
*Review*

~ Upcoming Cruises ~

Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 05:53 AM
missesmamax3 missesmamax3 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Philly
Posts: 122
Default

Is this on all ships? I'm sure my fiance would love to do this in August on the Sensation.
__________________



August 2011 - Carnival Sensation - Bahamas - Our first cruise TOGETHER for our 5 year anniversary!

July 2003 - Carnival - Mexico - 18th birthday present with Mom & best friend!

June 2003 - Carnival - Bahamas - Graduation Present w/ Mom & Sister!
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 06:37 AM
Name Of The Game Name Of The Game is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 3,378
Default

Maybe each ship does it slightly different. On the Legend in '09 there were four judges. One was the R rated comedian. They had a paper & pen scored from 1-5 points based on taste, appearance, and creativity. It had nothing to do with the person's looks or working the crowd.
__________________
I love cruising!
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 06:50 AM
XCruiseMe17's Avatar
XCruiseMe17 XCruiseMe17 is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Alsip IL
Posts: 380
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Name Of The Game View Post
Maybe each ship does it slightly different. On the Legend in '09 there were four judges. One was the R rated comedian. They had a paper & pen scored from 1-5 points based on taste, appearance, and creativity. It had nothing to do with the person's looks or working the crowd.
they told us it was more how we worked the crowd than the drink. and i believe it was 1-10 points. Maybe it is differnt between all the ships. Our judges were the ACD, Bar Manager and some random guest.
__________________
Pamela

~ Past Cruises ~
Carnival Valor ~ Western ~ 08/31/08
Carnival Liberty ~ Eastern ~ 05/01/10
Carnival Liberty ~ Western ~ 11/06/10
Carnival Liberty ~ Eastern ~ 03/05/11 ~ SB 2011
Carnival Dream ~ Eastern ~ 10/29/11
Carnival Glory ~ Western ~ 03/04/12 ~ SB 2012
Carnival Magic ~ Western ~ 08/26/12
Carnival Breeze ~ Western ~ 12/02/12 *Short Review*
Carnival Breeze ~ Western ~ 03/10/13 ~ SB 2013
Carnival Breeze ~ Eastern ~ 08/17/13 ~ Platinum Cruise
Carnival Sunshine~ Western ~ 03/09/14 ~ SB 2014 - Dirty 30
*Review*

~ Upcoming Cruises ~

Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 08:06 AM
Perfect Stranger Perfect Stranger is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,691
Default

So you can win with a crappy tasting drink as long as you shake your booty?

You'd think Carnival would want the best tasting one to win since they're promoting it during the week.
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 08:40 AM
Scottohiocpa's Avatar
Scottohiocpa Scottohiocpa is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Canton Ohio
Posts: 533
Default I entered but didn't win

Last March on the Triumph, I entered the contest. Only myself and 1 other guy entered when you were supposed to on this first sea day. They randomly picked three more right at the start of the event.

As one poster said, you could only have:

Rum, Tequila, or Vodka

Some other liquor like Blue Curacao

Juice or Sprite

They said NO Caffeine, NO redbull, NO stuff that might have allergy implications.

My drink was a Carribbean Sea - Rum, Blue Curacao, and Sprite - the judges decided it was not strong enough; it needed more alcohol.

The winner was an El Gringo - Vodka and Sour Apple pucker with Pineapple juice. THe guy that made it weighed about 350 lbs. and was dripping with sweat, so don't worry that you have to be hot to win. I don't think this drink was popular with the passengers and we never saw anyone order one.

We were only allowed 1 shot of the main liquor and 1 shot of the secondary liquor, but here's a tip I wish I had known - As you drop the shot into the shaker, continue to pour extra liquor into the shaker. The others did this, and I think since I followed the rules, it made my drink weak.

I am going to try again when we sail the Triumph Monday, March 28th. This time I'll cheat on extra alcohol, and I'll make it frozen instead of on the rocks. Since I am a 40 something guy, I don't think I'll try wearing a small bikini to impress the crowd.

Even if you don't win, you get to keep the rest of the drink you made, and I got two bar credits and a Carnival drink recipe book.
__________________
Premier - Oceanic 7/87 - Nassau, Salt Cay
Carnival Fantasy- 2/00 Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Imagination -1/02 Cozumel, Key West
Disney Wonder - 4/04 Nassau, Castaway Key
Carnival Imagination -4/06 Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Inspiration -3/09 Cozumel, Grand Cayman
Carnival Triumph - 3/10 Progresso, Cozumel
Carnival Triumph - 3/11 Progresso, Cozumel
Carnival Pride - 3/12 Cocoa Beach, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Paradise 3/13 Cozumel
RCL - Enchantment of the Seas - 12/13 Nassau, Coco Cay
Carnival Glory - 5/14 St. Thomas, Nassau, Grand Turk, Puerto Rico
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 08:47 AM
Perfect Stranger Perfect Stranger is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,691
Default

Somehow apple and pineapple doesn't sound too good together. I wouldn't buy that drink either.
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:48 AM
victory2020 victory2020 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XCruiseMe17 View Post
I was just in the competition on March 5th Liberty Sailing....we werent alowed to use flavored rums or vodkas. They told me that mostly Frozen drinks win. Of course out of all of us one drink was frozen and they won. I came in second. Its a lot of fun! be ready to fill out your form for it during the sail away party cause if you wait they probably have picked the contestants already.
You sign up at the Sailaway Party?
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old March 23rd, 2011, 11:07 AM
OrcaGirl's Avatar
OrcaGirl OrcaGirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 91
Default

Can you add any fruit or garnish to the drinks? My drink idea would require an orange slice...


Erin
__________________
August 2001 - Regal Princess, Alaska
October 2005 - Windjammer Yankee Clipper, St Vincent and the Grenadines
March 2009 - Caribbean Princess, Southern Caribbean
April 2011 - Carnival Dream, Eastern Caribbean
April 2012 - Carnival Glory, Western Caribbean
December 2013 - Carnival Breeze, Eastern Caribbean
November 2014 - TBD
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:57 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.
Cookie ConsentCookie Policy