Chartreuse cocktail challenge finals in Stockholm

photo © Thommy Gyllenbielke

Two weeks ago it was time for the Chartreuse Cocktail Challenge finals at Reisen Bar here in Stockholm. Of all submitted recipes, twelve were chosen - and their creators, some of the best bartenders in Sweden, were supposed to present them in front of a jury. I was kind of disappointed that my recipes didn't make it to the finals, but also relieved that I didn't have to do the presentation. Oh well...

The jury in action, photo © Thommy Gyllenbielke

The White Death, photo © Thommy Gyllenbielke
All contestants made their cocktail, which had to include a minimum of 20 ml Green Chartreuse, and in the end it was Emil Seth Åreng from Rex Bar & Grill in Umeå who impressed the judges the most and won the trip to France and a complete Chartreuse experience, including the famous monastery and distillery - congratulations! Second place went to Sara Garsten (Cantineros) and third place to Jimmy Hult (Häktet).

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this event myself, but Emil kindly shared his winning recipe with us so we can try it out for ourselves, and it sounds like a perfect drink for cold autumn and winter evenings - enjoy!

Emil Seth Åreng, photo
© Thommy Gyllenbielke
The White Death
30 ml Buffalo Trace bourbon
30 ml Grönstedts XO cognac
20 ml Green Chartreuse
200 ml hot frothed milk
5 bar spoons newly extracted honey from Olofsfors, Sweden

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