We are looking for the best hip flask recipe for the 2014 Hip Flask Championships, in association with Chase Distillery
THE BEST HIP FLASK RECIPE
It is that time of year again, when The Field, in association with Chase Distillery, search for the best hip flask recipes in the country. Whether your hip flask recipe if traditional or off-piste if it’s good enough to raise smiles in the field then we want to taste it in the office.
The quest to find the best hip flask recipe is open until 1 December 2014. Your winter-warming concoctions are probably brewing already but will they meet our hip flask challenge? We had a blast trying last year’s bevvies and look forward to tasting whatever you come up with this time.
If you are wondering if your hip flask recipe makes the grade take inspiration from last year’s winners. The Hip Flask Championship 2013 traditional winner, raspberry gin streaked ahead in the tastings. And The Hip Flask Championship 2013 off piste winner, beetroot and horseradish vodka was a complete surprise to the judges.
To enter, send a small bottle of your brew (non-leaking), stating the main ingredients, its age, your name and address and the recipe for making it, to Alexandra Henton at The Field, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. Entries will be judged by James Chase from Chase Distillery and a panel of expert tasters, with helpful asides from The Field staff.
Closing date for entries is 1 December 2014 and the winners, together with the 10 best recipes submitted, will be featured in the March 2015 issue. Alas, we cannot return any of the entries. They will have been sacrificed during the judging.
CATEGORIES FOR HIP FLASK DRINKS
TRADITIONAL category is open to all classic, spirit-based concoctions that use hedgerow and garden harvest, such as sloes or rhubarb
OFF-PISTE category is for modern recipes, such as toffee vodka and last year’s inventive winner beetroot and horseradish vodka.
Your winter-warming concoctions are probably brewing already but will they meet our hip-flask challenge? We had a blast trying last year’s bevvies and look forward to tasting whatever you come up with this time