Cocktail: Summers in Rangoon | Bartender: Andrew Schneider

The 2016 Beefeater MIXLDN cocktail I presented at the Canadian National Finals this year is called Summers in Rangoon and is inspired by the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The MIXLDN competition in 2016 required cocktails inspired by films based–or set to some extent–in London. Summers in Rangoon borrows its name from the tale of Dr. Evil’s childhood, which he describes as “typical”, including “summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the Spring we’d make meat helmets.” The tropical flair from the passionfruit and falernum stand in for Rangoon (now Yangon, the capital of Myanmar), while Suze represents Dr. Evil’s European heritage. The heavy dose of Peychaud’s bitters connects London, here represented by a firm two ounces of Beefeater London Dry Gin, to America where Dr.Evil’s underground lair is located. Boozy, bitter-sweet, tropical and savoury, “Summers in Rangoon” is a loving and irreverent celebration of London and it’s global position as one of the world’s greatest cities.

Cocktail: Summers in Rangoon | Bartender Atlas

2 oz Beefeater London Dry Gin
1/4 oz Passionfruit Syrup
1/4 oz Suze Gentian Aperitif
1/4 oz Falernum
1/4 oz Peychaud’s Bitters

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until properly chilled and diluted. Strain into an old fashioned glass with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy.


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