MONIN CUP is a national and international competition for bartenders organized by MONIN. The winner of each of these local competitions will represent his/her country at the MONIN CUP international final, held in France in December 2018. Local MONIN CUPS are currently organized in more than 57 countries. The aim is to give young bartenders the opportunity to enter a professional competition. It is often their first occasion to compete, and thus to demonstrate their competences and to live out the passion they have for their profession.

Be a part of the most flavourful cocktail competition in the world!

You will experience all of this and more at the 2018 MONIN CUP, coming soon in your region! Bring your local expertise and experience to compete during 2018 MONIN CUPS.

This year, we have chosen an exciting theme for you to find the inspiration: the origin. Think local, and use your ingredients and own culture to create a fantastic, iconic and international drink. We’re looking for cocktails that truly represent the spirit of origins, culture, ingredients, creation, heritage mixed together.


  • Professionals only: You need to be either a professional bartender or a bartending school student
  • Age : You have to be 27 years old or less to participate in the MONIN CUP International Final in Paris in December 2018
  • Competition theme "MIX YOUR ORIGINS" : This means fresh and original ingredients enhanced by your cultural wealth
  • Cocktail & Mocktail : Submit 1 cocktail recipe – alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The only rule is to use at least 10ml of MONIN syrup, fruit mix or liqueur per drink. No home-made syrups allowed.
  • Skills : Our judges will be looking primarily for creativity, presentation and charisma.


1. Download here the registration form

2. Enter your cocktail recipe

3. Fill in the form and send it to

4. Put the name of your country as a subject of your email!


Each national winner will receive the MONIN CUP trophy from his/her country. All country winners will get a trip to Paris for the International Final in December 2018, and the opportunity to win the International MONIN CUP 2018 trophy, arwarded by Olivier Monin himself, and to be recognized by the entire profession.