101 Best New Cocktails: Garrigue by Karim Mehdi, SABA, Dublin, Ireland

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Garrigue

Karim Mehdi, SABA, Dublin, Ireland

“This cocktail was inspired by the aromas and flavours of Garrigue (name in French écosystème growing around the Mediterranean Sea) in the south of France, where I spent my childhood. And it helped me get through the final 8 of Bacardi legacy 2015.” Karim Mehdi

Garrigue50 ml (1.7 oz) Bacardi Superior rum

20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) yellow Chartreuse

15 ml (.5 oz) orgeat

Pinch sea salt

1 lemon twist, as garnish

1 dried lavender sprig, as garnish

Shake over ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnishes.

gaz sez: Here’s a great example of a cocktail created by someone who knows how to perform simple marriage ceremonies without overdoing things. It’s a basic formula that comes together beautifully in the glass; the salt adds dimension to the drink, and the lavender is a fabulous aromatic garnish. Nice one, Karim.

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