MILAW 2019

MILAW 2019

This year we are once again searching for Austria’s most talented female bartenders. 

The second Puchheimer Female Bartender Challenge

Following the “Mix it like a woman” premiere in September 2018, this year, in the second such contest, we are again searching for Austria’s most talented female bartenders because mixing, shaking and excellent service are not a question of gender.

This year we are challenging Austria’s top female bartenders to create a special after-dinner drink based on a Puchheimer fruit spirit.
A high-calibre jury, including star barkeeper Tom Sipos and other big names on the Austrian bar scene, will draw up a short list and visit the nominated female bartenders to taste their creations in person. The finalists will then have the chance to mix their drink in front of an audience of restauranteurs, journalists, family and friends at the grand finale on 16 September 2019. The top winners will be awarded prize money.

Prize money

 1. place: 1000 €

2. place: 700 €

3. place: 400 €

How it works!

Mix it with Puchheimer

The fine Puchheimer fruit spirits are your source of inspiration. The after-dinner drink (short drink) you create must therefore contain at least 3 cl of a Puchheimer fruit spirit. We will provide a selection of Puchheimer fruit spirits to you free of charge after you register. You may not use spirits from competitors. The total amount of alcohol in the drink must not exceed 6 cl.

Mix it like no other

Based on your ideas! You must put together and create the recipe for your drink and its name yourself. Please specify it fully and in cl.

Mix it good but keep it simple

You are not allowed to use more than five ingredients, including dashes. Previously mixed ingredients are not considered ingredients. Please refrain from using home-made ingredients so that the drink can easily be understood by everyone. Ice cubes and decorations are not included in the number of ingredients.

Mix it just in time

You have 5 minutes preparation time on stage and 6 minutes to mix 3 cocktails. You will be provided with basic glasses (cocktail glass, coupe glass, long-drink glass) for the Challenge Final on 16 September in Vienna. You must bring any special glasses yourself.

Key details for your registration:

  • First name and surname
  • Name of the bar
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Three Puchheimer fruit spirit types of your choice for your creation (the following are available: Yellow William’s Pear, Danube Apricot, Morawian Rowanberry, Wild Raspberry, Damson, Blackcurrant, Crown Prince Rudolf, Aronia Berry, Styrian Pine, Buckwheat and Bock Beer Spirit)

Please register by 15 July 2019 at the latest by email, providing the information requested, at and submit your recipes to the same email address by 31 July 2019 at the latest. If you have made it onto the short list, we look forward to visiting you in your bar and personally tasting your drink.