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Emil Hed wins Swedish Beefeater MIXLDN cocktail competition

Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge and winner Emil Hed. Photo © Pernod Ricard.

On November 20, the Swedish finals of the global Beefeater MIXLDN cocktail competition took place at Marie Laveau in Stockholm. Ten finalists had been chosen to mix their Beefeater 24 signature drink, using a movie that celebrates or strongly features London as inspiration. Not only that, they also had to answer a number of questions about Beefeater.

After a few hours of cocktail shaking, mingling and fish & chips, the jury (Andrea Patelli, Little Quarter (previous Swedish winner of Beefeater MIXLDN), global Beefeater ambassador Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge and connoisseur/globetrotter Mårten Andersson) had reached a verdict – the winning cocktail was made by Emil Hed (Svartengrens), who will represent Sweden in the global finals in London next year – congratulations!

Here’s how to make Emil’s winning cocktail:

Sergeant Tibbs. Photo © Pernod Ricard.

Sergeant Tibbs
“I’ve drawn inspiration from various scenes in “101 Dalmatians” set in London mid 1900, and transformed them into ingredients that will highlight Beefeater 24. Working with hay, cream, tea and spices in different forms.”

50 ml Beefeater 24 gin
60 ml cream
10 ml lemon juice
20 ml hay syrup*
1 pcs Kanine Krunchies**

Add all ingredients to shaker, muddle, shake w. ice and fine strain into tea cup. Garnish with powdered Japanese Sencha and Lapsang tea, serve with Kanine Krunchies.

* Boil sugar syrup with hay, let cool, and rest for 2 days.

** Combine butter, sugar, honey, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon and bake in oven.

Patrik Tapper

Not only the jury chose a winner, all contestants voted for their favourite cocktail, and the winner of the “bartenders’ choice” was Patrik Tapper, Linje tio, with his cocktail Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

“Inspired by the feature film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy I have secretly forged a drink using ice from the cold war. Ingredients have been agents and double agents but who is the real spy?”

50 ml Beefeater 24 gin
30 ml bitter pink grapefruit cordial
10 ml beetroot vodka
3 dashes white pepper tincture

Stir and strain.

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