Essence Century Cocktail Competition 2015

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Essence Century Cocktail Competition is a spanish cocktail competition promoted by Campari Group. This competition challenge bartenders to make  2 cocktails that reflects the passion, the flavour, and the authenticity of Jamaica and United States, with two of their most charismatic brands and his legacy: Appleton Estate and Wild Turkey.

My first cocktail is a cocktail with Appleton VX called Legacy Swizzle, it aims to exalt the legacy of the Appleton distillery in the land of Jamaica. The roots of this are reflexed in an Appleton VX basis, bringing a touch of complexity with Appleton Extra 12 years and aromatic nuances of the popular allspice. The sweet, acid and citrus touches completes that drink, mixed with the traditional technique of the swizzle, making this cocktail a delight to your palate.

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Legacy Swizzle
 
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Ingredients
  • 2oz Appleton VX
  • ½oz Appleton Extra 12
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • ¾oz Cinnamon Syrup
  • ½oz Passion Fruit Syrup
  • ¼oz Pimento Dram
  • 1 dash The Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Old Decanter Bitters
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in a highball glass.
  2. Add crushed ice to ¾ of the glass
  3. Swizzle with a swizzle stick( or barspoon)
  4. Add more crushed ice to fill
  5. Garnish with a spiral of lime peel and 4 allspice

My second cocktail is a cocktail with Wild Turkey 81 called Dear Mr Wild, an elegant and amazing cocktail with citrus nuances, orange and grapefruit touches that fits perfectly with the bourbon, with a honey flavor typical from Kentucky, and the special bitter spiced taste who open the senses of any gentleman to another dimension.

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Dear Mr Wild
 
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Ingredients
  • 2ozWild Turkey 81
  • ½oz Dry Curaçao
  • 1oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • ½oz Honey mix*
  • 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
  • 4 drops Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Instructions
  1. Shake with ice.
  2. Serve double strained in a medium coupé.
  3. Garnish with 3 marraschino cherries speared in a bamboo stick.

On the web of the competition you could see all the entries and the cocktail bars of all Spain where you could  make a tour tasting the cocktails…if you are in Barcelona and want to taste my cocktails, you should come to Tiki Bar Tahiti in Carrer Joaquim Costa 39 (08001 Barcelona).

Giuseppe Santamaria, the brand ambassador of Campari Group and a World Class champion bartender, will come soon to taste it!!!

I hope you like that recipes!!!!

Cheers!!!

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