Iron TikiTender Competition & Cocktail Classes, presented by B.G. Reynolds and Don Q Rum

The Live Competition

Saturday, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Quayside Room/River Deck, Red Lion
Included with VIP Package, Weekend Pass, Day Pass or Night Pass

Our popular tropical bartending competition just got bigger! This all-star brawl takes the main stage at Tiki Kon this year, for a full stage show, live music and lively competition right on the picturesque River Deck.


TikiTender Classes

Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Quay Bar, Red Lion
$20 each
Due to limited capacity, not included with any passes or packages

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11:00 AM - Drinking Jamaican, presented by Appleton

Famed drinks and rums of Jamaica are discussed and presented, featuring the rums of Appleton estate. We will be discussing the distillation process of Jamaican rums, sampling them, and give a brief history of the cocktails they’re famous in making. Includes at least two tastes of rum and two taster cocktails.

Panelists: TBD

12:00 Noon - Path of the Pros 

Professional tropical bartenders talk about their transition from cocktail experts to professional bartenders and bar owners, and tips from their journey to help your home bartending. Great for people looking to transition to professional bartending! Includes at least one taster cocktail.

Panelists: Blair Reynolds, TBD

1:00 PM - Home Tiki Bar Basics, presented by B.G.Reynolds’ Syrups

A panel of experts on the home tiki bar experience discuss constructing and stocking your own home tiki bar! Includes at least one taster cocktail.

Panelists: Craig Hermann + TBD

2:00 PM - Pursuit of the perfect Piña Colada, presented by Don Q

An in-depth discussion on the creation and history of the world’s most famous cocktails, featuring Don Q Rum. Includes two taster cocktails.

Panelists: TBD