101 Best New Cocktails: Loop by Andreas Sanidiotis, Lost + Found Drinkery, Nicosia, Cyprus

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 18th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Loop

Andreas Sanidiotis, Lost + Found Drinkery, Nicosia, Cyprus

Loop60 ml (2 oz) Bacardi Superior rum

15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lemon juice

20 ml (.66 oz) Strawberry Oleo Saccharum*

3 basil leaves

2 dashes balsamic vinegar

3 dashes green Chartreuse

1 fresh basil sprig, as garnish

Shake over ice and fine-strain into a collins glass. Top with crushed ice and add the garnish.

*Strawberry Oleo Saccharum: Muddle 200 g (1 cup) caster or superfine sugar, 150 g (about 1 cup) fresh stemmed strawberries, and the peel from 1 lemon in a bowl. Cover and let it sit overnight, until sugar is dissolved.

gaz sez: There was something about the combination of Chartreuse and balsamic vinegar that made me need to test this drink, and it’s a pretty weird wedding, for sure, but it does work, and this drink is more than worthy of a place in this collection. And the strawberry oleo saccharum is pretty darned good, too!

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