Back to Basics Cocktail

Difford's Guide

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

Special ingredient #1: Orange and red wine syrup - cube 1 orange, adding half the peel from a 2nd orange and soak in 300g sugar for up to 1.5 hours. Simmer with 330 ml red wine (Merlot) until the alcohol evaporates (around 10 mins).

2 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
1 fl oz *Special ingredient #1 (see above)
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
1/2 fl oz Aquafaba (chickpea water) or Pasteurised egg white or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Hazardous ingredients

Pasteurised egg white is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Review:

Irene Benjamin says of her drink, “Back to Basics is all about the simple things in life, the things that make me happy and keep me motivated through hard and busy times. I tried to capture memories and the people that affected me and made me who I am today - my friends, family and my partner in life. One of the things that really motivates me is the desire to take care of our planet. I put a lot of sustainable thinking into my cocktail, I believe we can all take care of our planet by maximising our products and extending their lifetime. My agenda is to help to create a better world and a greener future.”

History:

Israel BACARDÍ LEGACY 2018 winning cocktail by Irene Benjamin, Zalame, Be'er Sheva, Israel.

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