The Main Street Cup III

Tito’s Handmade Vodka “Salty Dog” Edition

March 27th, 2018, The Cascade Room, 2616 Main Street

“What is the Main St. Cup”, you say?

The Main. St Cup is a bi-annual cocktail tournament open to any bar within a one block radius of Main St. from Crab Park to Marine Drive. A maximum of 10 bars will be selected to participate. Bars will be notified of their entry on a first come first serve basis, so get your entry forms in fast. Each bar will be given free rein to create their own version of a Salty Dog Cocktail using Tito’s Handmade Vodka. A classic Salty Dog is simply vodka, grapefruit and a salt rim. We can’t wait to see where your talents can take this legendary cocktail. As always, we encourage you use selected ingredients found along Main. St. to help bring the community together. Perhaps you have a favorite grocery store, or a place where you find vintage glassware … it’s up to you. There are absolutely no limitations of ingredients used. Bonus points will be awarded for creative use of any ingredient or prop from Main St.

Each bar is encouraged to form a team to present their cocktail. Team sizes must be at least 1 competitor. Teams will present 3 full size cocktails to the esteemed judging panel and, 80 one ounce samples to the audience at The Cascade Room. There are two ways to win at the Main St Cup. 1. Have the highest score from the judging panel and receive a coveted prize from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. 2. Have the highest score from the audience and get your name on the prestigious Main St. Cup and keep the trophy on your bar until the next event where you will get an opportunity to defend your title! The platform is wide open. We encourage you to be extremely creative and give a show to the judges and guests. Nothing is off the table, costumes, props, fireworks, flair, music, cheerleaders … whatever you need to do to win the hearts of the entire room.

Once confirmed as a competing team, Justin Taylor, GM of The Cascade Room, or Chris Funnel, from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits will present you with your complimentary bottle of vodka to begin the creation process.



Space is very limited. Please fill out and submit this form asap.
The Fine Print

Bartender Name (required)

Establishment (required)

Bartender Email (required)

Address (required)

Bartender Phone Number

Bartender Twitter

Bartender Instagram

Establishment Twitter

Establishment Instagram

An email will be sent to the establishment and each competitor to confirm your entry.

Rules and regulations
  • To participate each bar must submit an entry form to Justin Taylor at the Cascade Room in person, by email to (entry form attached) or by going online to
  • Each team must consist of at least 1 competitor. They need not be bartenders but must be employed at the entrant’s establishment.
  • Participating establishments must be on or within a one block radius of Main Street Vancouver.
  • Recipes must include a minimum of 1 ounce or 30ml of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
  • There are no limitations on your cocktails outside of mandatory item. However, we are reinventing the Salty Dog, how
    you will envision the use of grapefruit and salt …. Well it’s entirely up to you!
  • Use as many or as little ingredients as you wish.
  • There is no official recipe submission form. You will have until the time of your performance to tweak your recipe. However, it must be identical to your crowd samples.
  • 3 full size cocktails must be presented to the judging panel during your presentation.
  • You will be given 7 minutes to execute your presentation including pouring 80 one ounce samples to the crowd at The
    Cascade Room.
  • The sample cocktails must be prebatched and submitted to the judging panel prior to the commencement of the competition, clearly labelled with the following. 1. Name of Cocktail. 2. Competitors 3. Establishment.
  • Prebatched cocktails must equal at least 80 fluid ounces to be distributed to the crowd.
  • Prebatched cocktails must be in bottles with speed pours. The Cascade Room will provide the cups for your samples
    and our serving team will distribute the cocktails to each guest.
Judging – Audience
  • Each guest that enters The Cascade Room will receive a scorecard. The scorecard will be out of a possible 10 points and will consist of two criteria.
    1. Overall performance (5marks)
    2. Overall Taste (5marks)
  • Scorecards will be collected after the last performance and tallied to crown the winner. Only scorecards that are
    complete and have appropriate scoring for each participating establishment will be counted. (no voting for one team only)
Judging – Panel
  • The judging panel will consist of three industry experts.
  • The judging panel will utilize the attached scoring rules to accurately select the winning team. The winning team from this segment will win a coveted prize from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Cheering Squads
You are encouraged and expected to invite your establishments regulars to come and cheer you on at The Cascade Room. Keep in mind only the first eighty people through the doors who want to participate in the scoring of the competition will receive sample cocktails.
You are here to represent your establishment, The Cascade Room and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. We ask that you remain professional during the competition as this event is about celebrating the Main St. community together.