Vets: Invest a Cocktail, Win a Trip to NYC

Vets: Invest a Cocktail, Win a Trip to NYC

If consumed moderately, there is nothing wrong with a few drinks. It doesn't matter if you're watching the game, having a happy hour or just hanging out with friends, everyone has their favorite drink.

Veterans can submit their original favorite cocktail recipes for a chance to win a trip to New York City, including airfare, accommodations and ground transportation, by participating in the Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey's first-ever cocktail contest. 

As part of the 2022 St. Patrick's Day Parade, the winner will join the Fighting 69th Regiment, which has led the parade since 1851. Each year, members of the unit raise a glass before the parade and toast the heritage of the unit as well as the sacrifices the people in the unit have made for their country and for the people of Ireland and the United States. 

In order to ensure its whiskey is appropriate, the 69th Inf. Regt. Historical Trust distilled its own.

In addition to preserving the regiment's history and traditions, the trust provides financial assistance to unit members, veterans and their families. Sales of the whiskey contribute to its mission. There is a chance to leave your mark here in bars across the country - the winning recipe will be included in a Fighting 69th cocktail book.

Based in Manhattan, the 69th New York Inf. Regt., now a National Guard unit, consists of a single light infantry battalion. This is one of the most historic units in the military of the United States. As a unit, it has participated in numerous American wars, dating back to the American Revolution.

The "Fighting 69th" served in various battles during the Civil War, including Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Appomattox. During World War I, the 165th Infantry Regiment participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. 

The aircraft saw action on Saipan and Okinawa during World War II. The 69th was reborn in 1992 and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The regimental colors of this unit have been in so many campaigns; they are authorized to be one foot longer than others so they can hold the 23 silver battle rings.

Is it better to shake or stir your cocktail? Should it be sweet or sour? Is it whiskey and Hawaiian Punch that you prefer to consume? Submission of the entries is all that matters. 

Veterans have to do nothing more than submit the official entry form on the veteran’s page on the Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey website to be a part of the unit's history and heritage.

All entries must include a name, a unique recipe (Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey) and specific instructions for preparation and serving. However, the entrants must be of legal drinking age and members of the military of the United States. The contest ends on Jan. 28, 2022. 

The winner receives all prizes and will be notified by email by Feb. 22, 2022.