A Cocktail to Celebrate the Luckiest Day of the Century
This year, for the last time in the century, take time to celebrate the occurrence of the same month, same date, same year as one of the luckiest days of the year.
Take time to toast to 12/12/12 with a cocktail made from Ron Abuelo 12 Años - a fine dark aged rum from Panama, aged...12 years.
And on 12/12/12, take time to be inspired, for this auspicious year is the Year of the Dragon.
1 1/2 oz of Ron Abuelo 12 Años
1/2 oz of Domain de Canton
3/4 oz of Mezcal
3/4 oz of Elderflower Cordial, Syrup (* mint/citrus syrup)
1 1/2 oz of Blood Orange Juice
3 Lime Wedges
5 drops of Angostura Bitters
In a shaker muddle lime wedges, elderflower cordial and 3 drop of bitters. Add ice, Ron Abuelo 12 Años, Domain de Canton, mezcal and blood orange juice.
Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with 2 drops of Angostura bitters and a blood orange slice.
*For the Mint/Citrus syrup (optional)
1 bunch mint, approximately 3 ounces, rinsed, with roots trimmed.
2 tablespoons each: fresh lemon, orange and lime juice.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Place the mint, juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan stir and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Remove the mint and transfer to an air-tight container.
Refrigerate syrup until ready to use.
Can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.
Created by mixologist Ektoras Binikos of Art & Spirit Mixology (New York, NY)