101 Best New Cocktails: Liberty Flip by Leo Lahti, Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
Adapted from a recipe by Leo Lahti, Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
“This was created for the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition and has reached the final stage of the Swedish competition. It is a twist on the Cuba Libre, with both a modern twist and a nod to the early years of drinking.” Leo Lahti
50 ml (1.7 oz) Bacardi Superior
10 ml(.3 oz) Swedish Punsch
25 ml (.85) Coca Cola & lime reduction
5 ml simple syrup
Nutmeg, as garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake for about 15 seconds. Then shake with cubed ice for another 15 seconds or so and fine strain in a chilled champagne flute. Grate a little nutmeg on top.
Coca Cola & Lime Reduction Bring 330 ml (11 oz) of Coca-Cola to a boil and then let it simmer until it has been reduced to approximately 100 ml (3.4 oz). Then add 20 ml of lime juice and 20 ml of simple syrup.
gaz sez: This is a weird bird, indeed, but it’s a very friendly drink, and I love seeing people who know how to work with Swedish Punsch, the ingredient that peeks out from under the Coca Cola lime reduction here to make sure nobody forgets about it. Nicely done, Leo.