Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition 2022

Sydney cider cocktail competition 2022 - Get your cocktail in the can

Entries are now open for the Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition 2022 with three great prizes up for grabs.⁠

This year we are challenging Bartenders in NSW to create a cocktail that is suitable for pre-batching and canning. The winner will have their cocktail canned at Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley and will collaborate on the design and production process.⁠

Sydney Cider - Cans of the original Sydney Cider
Agave Ginger Cider Sydney Brewery
Cherry Pear Cider
Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition 2022

We are inviting Bartenders in NSW to enter the fourth annual Sydney Cider Cocktail Competition and put their creativity to use in a cider-based cocktail.

After the success of previous years and the quality of entries received, this year we are challenging bartenders to create a Cider cocktail that can be pre-batched and canned using Sydney Cider, Agave Ginger Cider or Cherry Pear.


First Prize Winner:
  • The winner will have their cocktail canned by Sydney Brewery and will participate in the design and production process.*
  • This will include a trip to Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley for two, with an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley including dinner and drinks, worth $550.
  • The winner will also receive their choice of 10 cartons of Sydney Brewery beers or ciders, valued at $700.


*Terms & Conditions below apply for the first prize:

  • Bartender and Bar will have their names featured on the label.
  • The canned cocktail will need to feature Sydney Brewery cider(s) as well as keeping in mind the cocktail’s ABV and shelf life of cocktail ingredients. Cans will be pasteurised.
  • Cocktail may feature garnish for entry and as serving suggestion.
  • The canned cocktail will be marketed as a limited edition in 375ml cans.
  • The canned cocktail will be sold exclusively to you and your bar for the first month after production.
  • After the first month of release, the canned cocktail will be further available at Sydney Brewery venues (Sydney Brewery Surry Hills, The Cidery Bar & Kitchen, Sydney Brewery Hunter Valley) and via the Sydney Brewery website.
  • Sydney Brewery will help support marketing for the canned cocktail at your venue.
Second Prize Winner:
  • 10 cartons of your choice of Sydney Brewery beers or ciders valued at $700
Third Prize Winner:
  • 5 cartons of your choice of Sydney Brewery beers or ciders valued at $350


Thursday 23 June 2022 – Competition opens and entries are accepted via email (see below).
Sunday 7 August 2022 – Competition closes at midnight. Judging of entries begins to select finalists.
Monday 15 August 2022 – Finalists are announced.
Monday 22 August 2022  – Competition Finals are held between 5-8 pm at the Cidery Bar in World Square (see note below)

  1. Create a cider cocktail that can be pre-batched and canned using Sydney Cider, Agave Ginger Cider or Cherry Pear**.
  2. Email the name of your cocktail with a photo (including the can) and the full recipe, with a short describtion of the inspiration behind it to

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 August 2022. If you’re looking for inspiration, find previous year’s entries here.

** Please contact Richard Feyn on 0412 288 144 or Matt Sharpe on 0423 333 200 if you need any cider products to compete with and we will drop some off.