Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin has announced the Forager’s Championship - a call for the most creative and adventurous bartenders.

This peer judged cocktail competition, open to those in India, Italy, UK and Thailand, will see one lucky winner journey to the Heart of Hapusa in The Himalayas!

“This is not merely a competition; it's a celebration of creativity, storytelling, and the beloved Gin, Hapusa, emphasising the use of locally foraged ingredients to craft innovative cocktails. Bartenders from India, Italy, UK, and Thailand are invited to showcase their prowess. We believe that "The Forager’s Championship" offers a fresh perspective on bartending competitions, focusing on community and collaboration,” explains Deeksha Kamath Brand Manager for Hapusa.

As the Grand Prize is an all-expense paid 4 night/5 days journey to the Heart of Hapusa, The Himalayas. This journey will be a mix of exploration in the Himalayan outdoors foraging for ingredients to craft cocktails inspired by the region's heritage, and share their creations with a wider audience in a takeover at one of India’s best bars.

Entry is simple, bartenders need to submit the recipe and inspiration for their unique cocktail here (before the 15th of May), each needs to feature Hapusa Himalayan Dry Gin and at least one foraged local ingredient to win over the “judges” (who happen to be their fellow competitors).

There will be a UK championship held in June, with the winner joining fellow champions in The Himalayas. For more details and how to enter, head here.