David Van Zyl

David Van Zyl

South Africa

Winning cocktail: Dove Tail

Patrón Anejo
Angostura Orange Bitters
Honey
Dovyalis Caffra Juice
Cedar Cone Syrup
Lemon pelargomium spray

Method: Muddle, stir and strain.

Inspiration: The drink was inspired by my love for botany and an interest for the mysterious folklore and stories surrounding certain legendary plants that posses healing powers in the harsh and arid South African landscape. Raised by a master carpenter and mason, I was taught to respect the material that I will be using to create mesmerising art pieces once I posses a trained and skilled hand. The artisanal side of carpentry met with the theatrical essence of bartending. And this is the beauty I see in a majestic product like Patron. I believe if you give respect and admiration, you will receive the privilege to create amazement and may the force be with me.

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