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Mixologists! Have You Got The C Factor?

Some drinks have the X Factor. 

Award-winning Solera Gran Reserva Brandy Cardenal Mendoza 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 flavor and pairs remarkably with coffee, chocolate, Cola and cigars. 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 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 trip for two to Jerez and private tour of the Bodega, tasting NPU from the Sherry cask.

Cardenal Mendoza Cocktail Competition

The most important element: the entry must showcase the majestic bottle itself, taking pride of place, so that we know the brandy de Jerez is a key ingredient.

Entries will be marked on various criteria including creativity, originality and presentation (see Terms and Conditions below).

Register NOW for your chance to be one of only 30 mixologists selected world-wide to create the winning Cardenal Mendoza C Factor Cocktail.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1:  Complete the entry form below. You have until September 2 to sign up.

Step 2:  If selected you will receive a sample bottle of Cardenal Mendoza Classic to create your cocktail

Step 3: Share your cocktail recipe in Instagram as a post or make a reel during the month of October 2022.

Step 4: Use the hashtag #CardenalMendozaCocktailComp & mention @cardenalmendozabrandy

Let your imagination and creativity run wild – and good luck!



Bodega cardenal mendoza jerez

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
cardenal mendoza brandy prize


1. Trip to Jerez for two, 3 nights accommodation 

2. Private tour of the Bodega and tasting Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultra Brandy from the Sherry Cask

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 by using the hashtag #CardenalMendozaCocktailComp and tagging @cardenalmendozabrandy

4. Closing date for entry will be 11:59pm CET time on October 31st 2022. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

5. During the week of Golden Week you must share your cocktail on your social networks by tagging us as @cardenalmendozabrandy and using the hashtag #CardenalMendozaCocktailComp

6. By entering the competition all participants authorise the promoter to share and repost their Cardenal Mendoza cocktail recipe image and or video on the brands official social media platforms. It is understood that this authorisation is given free of charge.

7. By entering the competition the winner hereby authorises the promoter to publicly disclose and publish the recipe and photograph 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 Matthias Soberon,  Andre Camacho from We Love Cocktails and Kike Prado and announced on November 14th, 2022 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)

9. The winner will have 3 days to respond and confirm their acceptance of the prize before the announcement is made public.  

10. 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.

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

12. The prize is a Trip to Jerez for two, 3 nights accommodation and a private tour of the Bodega and tasting Cardenal Mendoza Non Plus Ultra Brandy from the Sherry Cask

13. 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