Cocktail: La Connexió | Bartender: Williston Irvine

La Connexió is a cocktail that was created for Bacardi Legacy 2018 by Halifax based bartender, Williston Irvine. This cocktail won the Halifax Regionals and will be competing Nationally for the top Canadian spot in Miami this February. La Connexió is a strong, delicate, stirred drink that features Bacardi Ocho Años. The ingredients that are used take inspiration from both Bacardi Ocho and the Bacardi Family history. The use of smoky Espadin Mezcal is inspired by a Bacardi distillery fire that happened in 1880. Don Facundo Bacardi Masso was a wine merchant before he began making rum, inspiring me to use Cocchi Americano Aperitif Wine. Bacardi and Lime is a combination as old as the rum itself, inspiring the Lime Bitters. Finally, Angostura Bitters and Rose Water will bring out some more of the barrel character and florality in the rum. The use of an un-chilled Cocktail Coupe glass will allow a lot more aromatics.

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60 ml Bacardi Ocho Años
15 ml Cocchi Americano
3.5 ml Del Maguey Vida Espadin Mezcal
3 dashes Dillon’s Lime Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Rose Water

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir. Strain into a room temperature Cocktail Coupe glass to allow more aromatics. No Garnish.

Williston Irvine
I'm a bartender born and raised in Halifax where I'm very happy to call home. We've got a very special and incredible bar scene in Halifax and I love being a part of it. Meeting people and learning every day is my favourite part of my job and I'm so excited to see what's to come!
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