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fl oz Bacardi Ocho Anos Gran Reserva Rum
½ fl oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
fl oz Picon Amer
fl oz Oloroso sherry
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How to make:

FLAME an orange zest twist into empty glass to line the inside with smoky oils. Then STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into the pre-prepared glass.


Flamed orange zest twist


Burnt orange oils add smoky notes, complexity and balance to this bitter-sweet drink. A perfect after-dinner cocktail.


Created in 2008 by Paul Mathew at The Hide, London, originally for the Boutique Bar Show “Free Spirit” cocktail competition. Based on the classic Fin de Siècle, but using rum in place of gin. Paul’s original recipe called for: 45ml Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, 15ml Antica Formula, 10ml Amer Picon and Palo Cortado Viejo sherry.

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