101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Angel’s Draft: by Matthew Dakers, Whistling Shop, London, UK.
“Bacardi legacy UK winner of 2010. Each ingredient represents a rum classic brought all together in one drink. Each flavour contributes to the overall taste individually. Thanks.” Matthew Dakers.
40 ml (1.33 oz) Bacardi rum
10 ml (.33 oz) yellow Chartreuse
25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lime juice
15 ml (.5 oz) agave syrup
10 ml (.33 oz) egg white
2 dashes Fee Brothers grapefruit bitters
3 mint leaves (save 1 for garnish)
1 grapefruit twist
Dry-shake, then add ice. Shake again and double-strain into a coupette. Squeeze the twist over the drink, then discard. Gently place 1 mint leaf on top.
gaz sez: Yes, it’s a riff on the Daiquiri. A damn-good riff it is, too. What makes this drink stand out is the way that the Chartreuse plays so nice with the mint and the grapefruit juice, not to mention the grapefruit bitters. Well done, Matthew.
This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.
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