|2 fl oz||Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Martini Bianco vermouth|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Freshly extracted celery juice|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lime juice|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Agave syrup|
|5⁄6 fl oz||Thomas Henry Soda Water|
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“My inspiration for Harlequin goes back to some research I once undertook in which I found reference to something called a ‘celery tonic’ - which I imagined as having a bright green colour and bitter flavour. I used this tonic as inspiration and thought it would work well with BACARDÍ Carta Blanca.
“I tried many ways of giving the drink bitterness but eventually settled on using MARTINI Bianco vermouth; it matched both the rum and the celery beautifully. The drink came together with the addition of fresh lime and agave syrup to give it balance, body and richness. I decided to call it Harlequin because the drink has strong characteristics that work well together.”
Danish BACARDÍ Legacy 2015 winning drink by Jonas B Andersen, Strøm Bar, Copenhagen. Jonas’ original recipe calls for 3 x 2cm chunks of fresh celery to be muddled with the lime juice and agave syrup in the base of the shaker before other ingredients are added. We have simply used freshly extracted juice in preference to muddling.