Jorge Hernandez, Michael's Genuine
Originally from NYC, Jorge Hernandez has been working in restaurants, bars, and clubs for over 20 years. He started bartending at 18 for supporting his own studies and realized bartending was his true passion. Jorge has been running the cocktail program at Michael's Genuine for the past three years.
A Guava on 40th
Created by Jorge Hernandez, Michael's Genuine
1 oz Italicus
1 oz Gin
1 oz Redland Guava
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
top with Prosecco
Sprayed with Rose Water
Shake/strain. Garnish with fresh mint sprig.
It is a play on a classic French 75 with a more Miami twist added by using a local Guava grown in the Redland area of Miami, and its peculiar bitter and sour notes work perfectly with the bergamot aroma of Italicus. It is a very tropical yet refreshing all day cocktail, perfect for Miami's weather!