|1 2⁄3 fl oz||Bacardi 8 year old rum|
|2⁄3 fl oz||Martini Bianco vermouth|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Cynar liqueur|
|2 dash||Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters|
|1 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
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A dry aperitivo style cocktail in which the aged rum shines through with Cynar adding bittersweet complexity.
Created for Bacardí Legacy 2017 by Matthew Boyle at Field Guide & The Clever Barkeep Ltd, Halifax, Canada
Inspiration: “This cocktail is an homage to the late Leonard Cohen, who passed away in Canada in 2016. His hit ‘First We Take Manhattan’ inspired me as this cocktail is a play on the ‘Manhattan’ & ‘El Presidente.’
“In the second stanza of the song, Cohen sings ‘and then we take Berlin!’ This cocktail showcases Cohen, Canada and the iconic Bacardí Gran Reserva 8 Años rum in its purest form; stirred and spirit forward.”