Photo: Paul Thomas/The Bar At Gaucho
By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
This week’s Cocktail recipe comes from Ian O’Reilly, Bars & Beverage Manager at famed Argentinian Restaurant chain Gaucho. “Inspired to offer happiness not drunkness”, as the menu puts it, the Calypso Cocktail features white Rum shaken with Maraschino, Pineapple, Grapefruit and Raspberry.
Here’s what the bartender had to say: “I love this drink, the young and punchy Rum mellows perfectly with the sweetness of Pineapple and Raspberry. The Grapefruit adds to the citrus notes of the Rum and it all combines perfectly for a great summer tipple. The combination of these fruit juices gives an almost velvet like texture in the mouth.”
Why not have a go at making this one for yourself over the weekend, then head along to one of Gaucho’s outposts to taste the original?
50ml Havana 3yr Rum
25ml Pineapple Juice
25ml Grapefruit Juice
Place all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake, double strain and serve straight up in a couple glass.
More information on Gaucho can be found at gauchorestaurants.co.uk.