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Mixologists! Have You Got The C Factor?

Some drinks have the X Factor. Award-winning Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Brandy has the C Factor. 

As mixologists across the globe have found, Cardenal Mendoza – made from the finest spirit and aged for an average of 15 years in Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry Wine casks – possesses remarkable depth of flavour and pairs exceptionally with coffee, chocolate and Cola. THAT’S why we call it the C Factor. And this year, we’re looking to the world’s leading mixologists to create the ultimate Cardenal Mendoza C Factor cocktail. 

As well as seeing their creation featured globally during this year’s Golden Week – an annual celebration of this acclaimed brandy that runs between October 25th to 31st – the winning mixologist will win a 500€ cash and a pack of Cardenal Mendoza Family that includes Cardenal Mendoza Classic, Cardenal Mendoza Carta Real and Cardenal Mendoza Angêlus.


How to enter

Step 1:  To be eligible for selection as a top 6 finalist you must have an active Instagram account and agree to present your cocktail live via the @cardenalmendozabrandy IG account, hosted by one of the judges. 

Step 2: Complete the form below.

Step 3: If selected you will receive a sample bottle of Cardenal Mendoza Classic and Angelus to create your cocktail.


Follow the hashtag #cardenalmendozacocktailcompetiton to be update of the news!

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Meet the Judges

The cocktails will be judged on a variety of components such as creativity, presentation and ability to recreate, by three renowned mixologists: 

Matthias Soberon - Founder of “Served by Soberon” a highly respected cocktail & drinks blog.

Andre Camacho -  the innovative cocktail-catering team of We Love Cocktails (Germany) and more than 16 years of experience working in the cocktail biz.

Kike Prado -  the renowned bartender and owner of Bar La Higuera (Barcelona).


Jueces C Factor Cockatil Comp
Pack of Cardenal Mendoza Family


1. Five hundred euros in cash.

2. Pack of Cardenal Mendoza Family that includes Cardenal Mendoza Classic, Cardenal Mendoza Carta Real and Cardenal Mendoza Angêlus.

Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter is Bodegas Sanchez Romate Hnos S.A, company no. CIF A11600673 whose registered office is at Lealas 26, 11404 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain.

2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

3. Route to entry for the competition is via the registration form at www.cardenalmendoza.com 

4. Closing date for entry will be 23rd september 2020 at 14.00h CET.  After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

5. The 6 finalists will be notified by email on 24th September 2020, and receive the samples of Cardenal Mendoza Classic and Angelus no later than October 2nd. 

6. During the week of Golden Week you must share your cocktail on your social networks by tagging us as @cardenalmendozabrandy and using the hashtag #cardenalmendozacocktailcompetition AND present it via Instagram live on the @cardenalmendozabrandy account that will be presented by one of the 3 judges.

7. By entering the competition the 6 finalists hereby authorise the promoter to publicly disclose and publish the recipe on cardenalmendoza.com in multiple languages, throughout an established period of copyright of a minimum of 12 months. Likewise, it is understood that this authorisation is given free of charge.

8. The final winner will be chosen by a team of judges including Mattias Soberon, Andre Camacho and Kike Prado announced on November 5th, 2020 by email.  

The winning cocktail will be selected via a score card from 1-3 and based on the following criteria:  

1) Creativity of cocktail recipe

2) How original is the recipe and is it replicable?

3) Does the bartender/mixologist honor the brand and the flavor profile in the recipe 

4) Presentation of the cocktail (The choice of glassware, ice and garnish)

5) Story behind the drink and its name

10. The winner will have 3 days to respond and confirm their acceptance of the prize & their availability to travel, before the announcement is made public.  

11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

12. The promoter reserves the right to not fulfil the prize should the level of participation not meet the requirements stated.

13. The prize entails a 500€ cash and a pack of Cardenal Mendoza Family that includes Cardenal Mendoza Classic, Cardenal Mendoza Carta Real and Cardenal Mendoza Angêlus.  

14. The prize is not transferable.  No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The promoter is not responsible for any additional costs outside of those listed in clause 13.