Kohler-Jake’s Strong Ginger won the Kohler Chocolate Brandy recipe contest with a hot chocolate recipe called “Austrian Steam”.  It was selected from a field of over 50 recipes submitted statewide.  The winning recipe, was a collaboration between Jake’s founder Tryg Jacobson and Lauren Hofland.  Hofland presented the recipe at the Kohler Food And Wine Event on October 21.

The recipe for “Austrian Steam” calls for 6 ounces of hot chocolate, 1 shot of Kohler Chocolate Brandy and 1 shot of Jake’s Strong Ginger….with a tablespoon of fresh whipped cream and Kohler Chocolate shavings.  All of the ingredients are available at Woodlake Market and the beverage is being served in the market coffee shop.

The recipe aired on NBC Channel 26  earlier this week.  http://www.nbc26.com/news/wisconsin-tonight/the-art-of-kohler-original-recipe-chocolates-drink-recipe-contest-winner

The Sip It or Savor It event was held at Appley Theater on October 21 as part of the celebrated line-up of culinary seminars and soirees of the 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, held at Destination Kohler. The five finalists were selected to present their creation to a sold out crowd and special guest judges David Kohler, President & CEO of Kohler Co. and his wife Nina Kohler – Owner of Sweet Potatoes Boutique; Evan Hughes, Co-Founder of Central Standard Craft Distillery; Anette Righi DeFendi, Head Chocolatier-Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates; and Marcus Collier, Food and Beverage Manager, Delaware North—Lambeau Field. The audience voted for the best recipe.

“The contest – a celebration of the launched Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy – was a great opportunity for people to push traditional boundaries and showcase their creative recipe skills with one of Wisconsinites’ favorite spirit – brandy,” said Gerald Allison, Manager of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.

Hofland’s recipe using Jake’s Ginger was awarded the Sip It or Savor It grand prize package the Ultimate LODGE KOHLER Getaway – including overnight hotel accommodations at AAA Four-Diamond LODGE KOHLER – the brand new premiere hotel in Green Bay’s Titletown –spa services at the KOHLER Waters SPA at LODGE KOHLER, and a special bonus prize of Green Bay Packer Tickets. The runners up, LeRon Buettner of Shawno, Wis. and Mike Kroes of McFarland, Wis. created dessert dishes that were crowd favorites and each received Destination Kohler getaways.

More than 50 contestants submitted food and beverage recipes from September 5-30, 2017, using Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy or Kohler Chocolate Mint Brandy. The contest encouraged individuals to enter cocktail or food recipes utilizing one or both of the uniquely blended, chocolate-infused brandies from Kohler Co. Incorporating the unique blend of chocolate created exclusively for the company, the new spirit is naturally infused with Kohler’s dark chocolate, providing an unmatched spirits taste and experience. The Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy are available at Destination Kohler, home to the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, as well as more than 350 retailers and restaurants throughout Wisconsin.