Winning cocktail: Gold App-pear
"I was inspired by the "Mühlviertel" - the region where I live. People living in the Mühlviertel - the so called "Mühlviertler", grow a variety of old apples and pears. They produce a lot of "Most" and vinegar out of it. I wanted to create somtehing similar to the "Most" and so my shrub was born.
Furthermore, "Mühlviertler" have the nick name "Mostschädel", wich basically means being stubborn in a very kind, funny way. I believe that sometimes you just need to be a "Mostschädel" in order to create something very special."
60ml Beefeater 24
10ml Whiskey liqueur
20ml Apple, pear and white balsamic shrub
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Garnish: Sugar spiral and gold foiled apple and pear pieces.
Put Beefeater 24, shrub and whiskey liqueur with ice into a mixing glass. Stir the spirits. Double strain into a coupe glass without ice. Put three dashes Peychaud's bitter into the drink and finish with grapefruit zest.