|2 fl oz||Bacardi 8 year old rum|
|2⁄3 fl oz||Blackcurrant / cassis sugar syrup|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Balsamic vinegar of Modena|
|1 pinch||*Special ingredient #1 (see above)|
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The richness of blackcurrant syrup (25ml crème de cassis works well as a substitute) is balanced by the sourness of the vinegar with the liquorice and salt adding umami notes to the rich rum base.
Created for Bacardí Legacy 2017 by Christoph Henkel at Shepheard Bar, Cologne, Germany.
Inspiration: “The idea of a slower pace of life, with more room for real social interaction instead of media networking, was the inspiration behind my new drink. Chapeau is a drink that does justice to any occasion and bring people from all walks of life together.
“Simplicity is a feature I highly value in a drink. I was inspired by the essence of a Diaquiri – spirit, tartness, sweetness. I want my creation ‘Chapeau’ to be a future classic. The heart of my drink is Bacardí Gran Reserva 8 Años rum, which provides the full-bodied flavour of ‘Chapeau’. The sweet earthy flavour of blackcurrant complements the smoothness of the rum and brings out its berry undertones whilst vinegar makes for a soft tart taste perfectly balancing out the sweetness of the syrup. Finally, grated liquorice and salt adds a unique tang that tingles the tongue, and adds the flamboyance needed to make ‘Chapeau’ unforgettable!”