The 2O13 U.S. Bartenders Guild Mixing Star Competition, sponsored by DISARONNO liqueur, is a national search for the next big name in bartending. Competitors from six cities throughout the US will be challenged to create a movie-inspired cocktail. The final winner, named the new USBG Mixing Star, will win a trip to the World of Cinema at the 7Oth Annual Venice International Film Festival showcasing his or her DiSaronno signature cocktail for the stars. Bartenders can submit a DiSaronno cocktail recipe at TheMixingStarUS.com. Creations will be judged by appearance/garnish, aroma, creativity and use of DiSaronno; taste and balance; and, if chosen for the casting sessions, the technique and “star quality” of the bartender. The 2O13 Regional Finals will be held in six cities: Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Seattle, Austin, and San Diego. Fifteen bartenders from each location will be chosen to “audition” their recipe during a regional casting in front of local fans and a jury made up of mixology gurus, including the USBG Local Chapter President. The top two bartenders from each city will then be invited to compete in the US Finals in New Orleans – to take place on July 18 at Tales of the Cocktail.