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Thursday 2 October 2014

Try your hand at the world's best cocktail

Samuel Muston

Published 25/07/2013 | 09:46

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Gold Basque Punch is one of the cocktails created by bartender of the year David Rios

Spaniard David Rios was crowned Diageo World Class Bartender of the year last week - can you recreate his recipes at home?

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After a competition involving several thousand barmen from 44 countries, the world's best bartender was announced last week in Barcelona's bull ring.

Spaniard David Rios of Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Ciudadela won the laurels with two cocktails created specially for the competition. Diageo have now released the recipes so you can try them out at home.

Gold Basque Punch

60ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label Blended Scotch Whisky

30ml Amer Picon bitter aperitif

30ml Pineapple juice

10ml Grenadine

30ml Soda

Glass: Wine glass

Garnish: Orange twist

Method: Stir all ingredients together over a large block of ice.

Now pour into a chilled wine glass and serve with a twist of orange.

 

Wild Strawberries Film

50ml Ketel One vodka

20ml Aperol infused with wild strawberries

15ml Sugar syrup

20ml Kumquat and grapefruit juice (50/50 split)

1 Egg white

1 Strawberry

2 dashes Orange bitters

Glass: Coupette

Method: Muddle the strawberry with the sugar syrup.

Add all the other ingredients to and shake vigorously with ice.

Strain twice.

Serve with garnish of dried strawberries, mint leaf and lemon zest spritz

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