Cocktail: Raconteur | Bartender: Matt Millard

Passion Fruit, Honey, Lemon, and Ginger are a delicious combination of flavours. When shaken up with Bacardi’s Cuatro Rum and a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters, you end up with one hell of a tasty tropical drink that can be enjoyed by everyone. The Raconteur cocktail is the offspring of two very popular modern-day classic cocktails. The first being the Porn Star Martini, (the UK’s number 1 best selling cocktail in 2018) a vodka cocktail that calls for Passion Fruit Purée, vanilla syrup and served with a sidecar of champagne. Created by Douglas Ankrah in 2003, and made famous at his former bar called Lab in Soho, London – a space that now houses Swift the bar I currently work at. The second being the Penicillin cocktail, a Scotch based cocktail that calls for honey, lemon, and fresh ginger syrup. Created by Sam Ross in New York, at Milk & Honey in 2003 that has become the most well-travelled modern cocktail in the last decade.

Cocktail: Raconteur | Bartender Atlas

50ml Bacardi Cuatro Rum
20ml Honey Syrup (2:1)**
10ml Boiron Passion Fruit Purée
10ml Lemon Juice
5ml Ginger Syrup*
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Measure out all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice, and then strain into a rocks glass with cubed ice. Garnish with a ¼ wedge of purple passion fruit.

*Ginger Syrup: Pass whole ginger root through a juicer. Strain the juice, and then add an equal part of white sugar by volume. Stir to incorporate at room temperature until completely dissolved. Keeps for 7 days refrigerated.

**Honey Syrup: 2 Parts Liquid Honey to 1 Part boiling water by volume. Stir to incorporate. Keeps for 2 weeks refrigerated.

Matt Millard
Instagram: Stickeronfruit
Age: 31
Currently Live: London, UK
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland
Current Bar: Bar Swift, London, UK
Pass Bars: Bar Laurel, Ottawa, Canada
Panda & Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland
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