El “Mato Grosso” describes a region in the Brazilian Amazon. In the non-fictional book, “The Lost City of Z”, Percy Fawcett is close to discovering El Dorado, the city of gold. He had chartered most of South America from 1905-1925 and disappeared during his great quest inside Mato Grosso – the most impenetrable section of the lethal Amazon. This cocktail is dedicated to him. Also, I am majoring in Archaeology, it only feels right for both of my passions to intersect. Enjoy, the Mato Grosso.
1 1/2 oz of El Dorado 12 Rum
3/4 oz lime juice
3/4 oz Banane du Bresil
1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 dashes of Dillon’s orange bitters no. 4
1-2 pinches of Maldon salt Or kosher salt
Combine all ingredients in shaker tin and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain into coupe glass.