This is my current submission for Bacardi Legacy Canadian National Finals after winning the Quebec Regional.
With all this access, with every new global trend just a click away on social media, with a constant stream of information, where do we go next? Classic cocktails! These are the legacies left by all the bartending heroes of our past, a simple mix of ingredients that became timeless. I see a return to classic drinks and hospitality, less trends and more emphasis on the style that made the industry what it is today. The Cuatro Clàsico is an ode to drinking figures like Hemmingway and to other classic drinks like the Daiquiri, El Presidente, Hotel Nacional, Air Mail and the Hemingway Daiquiri. The Cuatro Clàsico seeks to replicate classic style, with the most classic of rum’s Bacardi.
1.5 oz Bacardi Cuatro
1.5 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz Honey syrup (2:1)
0.25 oz Cointreau
2 dashes absinthe
Shake and fine strain into a coupe. Garnish with a grapefruit zest