Daniel Geobany Rodriguez Flores
Daniel Geobany Rodriguez Flores

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Daniel Geobany Rodriguez Flores

Mexico

Originally from Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Daniel recently moved to Mexico City, where he is currently creating cocktails for the Carajillo restaurant chain.

His creation, Outbreak of resilience, tells a story that we have all lived over the past year. Last year a virus travelled the world faster than in Jules Vernes' Around the World in 80 Days. It didn't require a visa to enter the United States and it didn't care if you wore a royal crown or huaraches. It did not stop and our beaches, forests and rivers went quiet for a long time. The things we love most have were taken away from us, and yet others have come into our lives. Loneliness, pain and uncertainty have become part of our lives in lockdown.

This cocktail is inspired by the challenges of this period, when resilience and the ability to overcome traumatic circumstances are crucial factors. We have to let things go, heal, and yearn as this is the way to learn to live in a world that keeps on turning. We need to awake like a bud that blooms into a new flower or plant. We need to learn how to smile again.

Winning cocktail: Brote de Resilencia

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60 ml Patrón Silver
30 ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
10 ml Martini Bianco
Edible flower

METHOD:
In a chilled mixing glass, add 60 ml of Patrón Silver tequila, 30 ml of St Germain liqueur and 10 ml of Martini Bianco. Add ice, stir with a mixing spoon for 10 seconds.
Place the crystal-clear ice in the glass, add the liquid from the mixing glass, straining with a julep strainer.
Decorate with an edible flower.