Carta Switchel

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Serve in a

Collins glass

Photographed in a

Ginza Highball

Garnish:

Mint sprig bouquet & grapefruit zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice.

1 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
1 fl oz Bacardi Gold rum
1 fl oz Pink grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)
1/6 fl oz Fernet liqueur
1/12 fl oz Apple Cider vinegar
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Review:

Complex and very refreshing. Rum is the predominant flavour but is brilliantly accentuated with grapefruit, fernet and vinegar.

History:

Adapted from the British Bacardí Legacy 2016 winning cocktail created by Iain Griffiths at Dandelyan, London> Originally based on Bacardí Carta Blanca rum and Bacardí Carta Oro .

The Carta Switchel is based on a 17th Century recipe known as a Switchel, that was first developed by the sugarcane field workers of the Caribbean and gave birth to what the world now knows as the Rum Swizzle; the key difference being the recipe specifically called for vinegar. Bacardí Carta Blanca & Carta Oro are used to create a more balanced and well-rounded flavour, a technique that has been used in rum cocktails since the 1950s Tiki era.

Iain Griffiths, 2016

Nutrition:

One serving of Carta Switchel contains 200 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 18.1% alc./vol. (36.2° proof)
  • 20.4 grams of pure alcohol
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