101 Best New Cocktails: Bazooka by Aldrin Ivan “Poch” Ancheta, The Curator Coffee & Cocktail Bar, Parkview Building Legaspi Village, Makati, Philippines

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 11th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Bazooka

Aldrin Ivan “Poch” Ancheta, The Curator Coffee & Cocktail Bar, Parkview Building Legaspi Village, Makati, Philippines

Bazooka Aldrin Ivan Poch Ancheta - Copy

“The drink was conceived mainly as a challenge that was given by one of my guest incorporating a new bottle that we have yet to try, Pavan  which is a liqueur made from muscat grape as well a touch of orange blossom. Upon checking the product i was intrigued and challenged in using it as a component of   a manly drink. I decided to use it in a spirit forward drink with Rye whisky to check if it would create wonderful layer of contrasting flavors as well as adding up Aperol and Becherovka , a new liqueur as well which gives hints of ginger and cinnamon to me dashes of Peychaud rounded this drink up and when I was done the finished product was surprising quite frankly. The nose is very different to the taste[and the is] something whimsical for me.  The taste reminded me of a famous bubble gum for me hence I named it after that famous gum. Enjoy!” Aldrin Ivan “Poch” Ancheta

45 ml (1.5 oz) Rittenhouse RyeBazooka - Copy

15 ml (.5 oz) Aperol

15 ml (.5 oz) Becherovka

15 ml (.5 oz) Pavan

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupette or Cocktail glass.  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  This could be the weirdest drink I’ve encountered for many years, and how Poch decided on his ingredients is quite beyond me, but he did do a damned good job, and this sort of formula deserves to be highlighted as a display of the current generation’s way of thinking.

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