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LIBERTAS International Spirits Award


We believe the most creative and innovative talented personal are one of the greatest reflection of what liberty can produce when people are given the ability to be truly free. Free to think outside the box, to push the envelope, to dare go were others may caution. LIBERTAS is a competition that was created to empower people and spotlight their talents that may have not been acknowledged and overlooked for far to long.

LIBERTAS is the name of the God of Liberty.

Be Free To Express, You.


The LIBERTAS International Spirits Award Difference

Prestigious Judges

Our judging panel consists of some of the most respected and experienced bartenders and industry experts from around the world. They will evaluate the cocktails based on standards of excellence and innovation in bartending.

Worldwide Reach

The competition attracts bartenders from all around the globe, making it one of the most diverse and exciting competitions in the world. The event is covered by various media outlets, providing ample opportunities for exposure, recognition, and growth.

Recognition and Prestige

The Libertas International Spirits Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the bartending industry, and winners are recognized as some of the best bartenders in the world. Winning this award can lead to new opportunities, increased recognition, and exposure in the industry.


Mixologist Preparing a Drink

Foundation: Bartender Fundamentals


Bartender has demonstrated their theoretical knowledge of spirits, mixers, and bartending techniques. They have showcased a deep understanding of the fundamentals of bartending and can apply that knowledge to create exceptional cocktails.


Bartender has demonstrated their technical skills, precision, and consistency. Bartenders who can create drinks with attention to detail and consistency while delivering them efficiently and with style.


Bartender has showcased their presentation skills, showmanship, and personality. They have the ability to entertain a crowd, engage with customers, and add personality to their cocktails.

Proficiency: Consistency and Timing


Consistency is an essential aspect of bartending, and these bartenders have showcased the ability to maintain consistency across multiple cocktails. The drinks carry the same taste, texture, and appearance, regardless of who is making them.


Timing is critical when it comes to bartending, and the bartenders work efficiently and effectively without sacrificing the quality of the drinks.

Making Cocktails
Bartender Pouring Cocktail

Creativity: Use of Imagination and Pushing the Envelope


Creativity is an essential aspect of bartending, and the these bartenders have demonstrated the ability to come up with unique and imaginative cocktail recipes. Their cocktails express and are innovative, visually appealing, and engaging to the customer.

Pushing the Envelope

Bartenders has showcased the ability to take risks and push the envelope when it comes to creating cocktails. They have demonstrated they can experiment, try new things, and take the road less travelled.

Personality: Positive Attitude to Impact Others


Attitude is everything when it comes to bartending. A LIBERTAS bartender has a positive attitude and is passionate about the craft of bartending. They are friendly, approachable, and have a genuine interest in their customers.


Bartenders have the power to impact the lives of their customers in a positive way. These bartenders understand they can make a difference in the lives of their customers and the communities they serve. These bartenders are not only skilled mixologists but also agents of change and social responsibility.


August 1, 2023 | Houston, Texas

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