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).
Orange zest twist
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.”
Israel BACARDÍ LEGACY 2018 winning cocktail by Irene Benjamin, Zalame, Be'er Sheva, Israel.