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