101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: El Momento Perfecto by Daniel Bovey, Sahara Bar, Reading, UK.

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

El Momento Perfecto

Adapted from a recipe by Daniel Bovey, Sahara Bar, Reading, UK.

“I am a cocktail bartender in the UK. I have a cocktail in the Bacardi Legacy final and was hoping that I could get you to mention it in your newsletter? All the info on why I chose this drink, inspiration, a vid of me making it and other sources are all on my website (http://www.elmomentoperfecto.co.uk/). If you need anything from me please let me know.” Dan Bovey.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Bacardi Superior rum

25 ml (.83 oz) Lillet Blanc

20 ml (.66 oz) Byrrh

10 ml (.33 oz) Campari

4 dashes orange bitters

1 barspoon strong marmalade

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice. Add the garnish.

gaz sez: Here’s a complex treat if ever there was one. I must admit to being a big marmalade fan, and that’s the element that binds this cocktail together, I believe. The Bacardi is merely a spicy backdrop for this drink, but she serves her purpose well. Byrrh, on the other hand, brings a lot to this party, and it’s now available in the USA—a good search engine will find it for you. Big thanks to Eric Seed (Haus Alpenz: alpenz.com) for making so many almost-forgotten ingredients back to the shelves. You’ve done the bartending community a big service, Eric.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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