Each aspiring master mixologist has until October 11 to contribute two cocktail recipes – one twist on the Gin & Tonic
(with Hernö Swedish Excellence
) and a brand new cocktail based on Hernö Navy Strength
using Swedish ingredients only. The bartenders with the best contributions will be invited to the finals on November 25 at Corner Club
here in Stockholm, with ten minutes each in front of the judges Emil Åreng
, Madeleine Rapp
and master distiller Jon Hillgren – who will judge the finalists’ combined overall performance.
The lucky winner will get 10.000 SEK and the opportunity to develop a special limited edition of Hernö gin next year, with the winning recipes on the label. In addition to this, there will be some rewards for the runner-ups – and even if you don’t get to the finals you can also win a prize for the best Instagram photo.
For more complete info and rules, please visit the Hernö Brenneri
website (sorry, in Swedish only).