Boadas

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Discerning Drinkers (18 ratings)

Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Skewered Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

THROW all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

I don't know Boadas's recipe for their signature cocktail, and to be honest I'm too polite to ask. And if they told me, I don't think I'd share it as it should remain a cocktail you enjoy at Boadas. Hence, this is very much my interpretation, and given Don Miguel Boadas Parera's Cuban origins it's fitting to use a well-aged Cuban rum (when experimenting I used Havana Club 7). And yes, I tried orange curaçao but found it better with the richness of a cognac-orange liqueur.

History:

Adapted from the signature cocktail, created in 1933 by Don Miguel Boadas Parera for, or soon after, the opening of his bar in Barcelona, Spain.

The original recipe was equal parts Cuban rum (lightly aged - circa 3 year old), Dubonnet Red and orange curaçao. Even with Boadas' theatrical throw, this is not a great cocktail. However, with the 2022 change of ownership of Boadas so this recipe was updated to produce a far more delicious cocktail.

I'm indebted to Boadas for supplying one of their precious original glasses from their collection in which to photograph their signature cocktail.

Nutrition:

One serving of Boadas contains 192 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 24.96% alc./vol. (49.92° proof)
  • 25.3 grams of pure alcohol
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