101 Best New Cocktails: Bittersweet Symphony Cocktail by Mariano Garcia Ibañez , Banker`s Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona on gazregan.com

Bittersweet Symphony Cocktail

Adapted from a recipe by Mariano Garcia Ibañez , Banker`s Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.

“As the cocktail was made for “Angostura cocktail challenge 2013″ i wanted to find a way for using the bitters in a considerable quantity, so the mixture with the sweetness of the Cherry Heering and the spices syrup was the key. Some sour added with the lemon juice and the main personality by the hand of the Caribbean rum. Why is it called “bittersweet symphony?” i could say because that name fits with the flavours, but it’s basically because i love that song 😉 ” Mariano Garcia Ibañez.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Angostura 1919 RumBittersweet Symphony

30 ml (1 oz) Cherry Heering

30 ml (1 oz) lemon juice

25 ml (.85 oz) cinnamon syrup

15 ml (.5 oz) white and red pepper syrup

24 dashes (.5 oz) Angostura bitters

1 cinnamon stick, as garnish

1 Manhattan-infused cherry, as garnish

freshly grated nutmeg, as garnish

Shake over ice and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Add the garnishes.

Cinnamon Syrup

1 liter (34 oz) water

1 kg (2.2 lbs) sugar

8 to 10 cinnamon sticks (depending on size and quality)

Combine the ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat, allow to cool, and store in the refrigerator.

White And Red Pepper Syrup

1 liter (34 oz) water

1 kg (2.2 lbs) sugar

70 grams (2.5 oz) red peppercorns

30 grams (1 oz) white peppercorns

Combine the ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat, allow to cool, and store in the refrigerator.

gaz sez: How can you go wrong when you throw half-an-ounce of Angostura in there? Seriously, though, it’s Mariano’s White and Red Pepper Syrup that pulls everything together in this baby. It’s an inspired touch. Try it. You’ll like it.

How to make a Singapore Sling cocktail by mixologist Robert Hess

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Tom Terrific

Fresh citrus and a splash of hoppy IPA brighten up this Old Tom sipper.

1 3/4 oz. Old Tom gin

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering

1/2 oz. Demerara simple syrup (2:1 sugar to water)

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

2 oz. IPA beer

Ice cubes

Tools: shaker, strainer

Glass: Collins

Garnish: orange wheel

 

Combine all ingredients, except beer, and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice cubes into a Collins glass, top with beer and garnish.

 

Daren Swisher, PARK Restaurant & Bar, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PETER F. HEERING® 2013 SLING AWARD FINALISTS BERLIN BOUND

         

PETER F. HEERING®

2013 SLING AWARD FINALISTS BERLIN BOUND

 The Spectacular Le Croco Bleu to host the Top 5 Peter F. Heering Sling Award Cocktail Finalists

 

September — 2013 (Berlin, Germany)The Top 5 finalists for the Peter F. Heering Sling Awards are zooming to Berlin, Germany to compete for the global 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award at the BCB Bar Convent in Berlin, October 8th – 9th, 2013. The Sling cocktail has not attained such global attention since one of the earliest bar stars (though we are sure he was unaware of said stature) Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore created the Singapore Sling.

 

The Sling will star in Berlin and will be officially “shaken and stirred” with an opening speech from US bar legend Dale DeGroff, entitled “Sling into the Fling: The evolution of Slings Around the World”at the BCB. The cool and equally amazing Le Croco Bleu, will set the backdrop and be the place to be seen and sip for the finale.

 

These elite global bar stars were challenged to create their own interpretation of the classic cocktail, The Singapore Sling. They were awarded with a personal mini-computer tablet to immortalize the creation of their interpretation of the SLING.

 

The following are the 5 Global Finalists for the 2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Award

 

  • England |Rye Sling Star |Ben Manchester |Hotel du Vin, Brighton

Rye Whiskey | CHERRY HEERING | Applejack | Green Chartreuse | Dash Cherry Bitters | Cloudy Apple Juice | Lemon Juice

 

  • Spain | Passage of Singapore | Juan Jose Maillo Garrido |Cameo Bar

Gin | Basil Sheets | Slices of Ginger | CHERRY HEERING | Benedictine | Laphroaig | Natural Pineapple Puree | Grenadine | Dash Angustura Bitters | Fresh Lime Juice

 

  • USA | Highland Sling | Michael Flannery |Apt 13

 CHERRY HEERING | Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila | Fresh Pineapple Juice | Fresh Tangerine Juice | Fresh Lime Juice | Benedictine | Green Chartreuse | Dale DeGroff Pimento Bitters | Mist Del Maguey Chichicapa

  • USA | The Bucktown Sling | AnneMarie Sagoi |The Charleston

Gin | Guava nectar | Fresh lime juice | CHERRY HEERING | Clément Creole Shrubb | Yellow Chartreuse | Angostura bitters | Bittercube Cherry Almond bitters

 

  •  USA | Sterling Sling| Lucinda Sterling |Middle Branch Bar

 CHERRY HEERING | Fresh Pineapple Juice | Gin | Drambuie | Fresh Lime | Pomegranate syrup | 1 Raw Egg White

 

The iconic Peter F. Heering brand has had an unprecedented march back onto the back and front bar all around the world over the past few years and The Sling has always been the champion cocktail for Cherry Heering”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, Peter F. Heering /Maison Heinrich

The Singapore Sling is a South-East Asian cocktail, a long drink developed sometime before 1915by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. It was initially called the gin sling, a sling was originally an American drink composed of  a spirit, water, sweetener and flavored – now CHERRY HEERING® the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling, has challenged the world’s best bartenders with the announcement of the 2013 Peter F. Heering SLING Award®.

  

2013 Peter F. Heering Sling Awards Global Jury

 

  • Dale DeGroff: Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, has pioneered a gourmet approach to recreating the great classic cocktails. DeGroff has been credited with reinventing the profession of bartending and setting off the cocktail explosion that continues to transform the industry

 

  •  Ulf Neuhaus: President of the Germany Bartender Union DBU , Owner of the New Town Bar, Kakadu Bar and Royal (all in Dresden) and Visionary for the bar culture in Germany

 

 

  • Chanet Deleuran: Food critic for Smag & Behag Magazine in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

  • Kirsten Holm: Owner of renowned Copenhagen K-Bar and 20+ year board member of The Danish Bartender Association

 

  • Richard Broni: Chief Mixologist for Peter F. Heering

 

MC: Philip Duff: A jet-set bartender of the first order, Irishman Philip Duff is one of the cocktail world’s best-loved presenters & trainers, and an in-demand beverage consultant to drinks companies around the world

 

Peter F. Heering has had the unique honor to be purveyor to every royal court worthy of their name while possessing the proper style, class and breeding to socialize across the courts of the world. HEERING® has always been fashionable. CHERRY HEERING® is a small but indispensable component of iconic cocktails such as The Singapore Sling, and that is exactly how HEERING® likes to be seen; as an accessory that adds lavishness, extravagance and civilization to the mix.

 

HEERING® continues to evolve and recognize that even the timeless classics need a refreshing remake now and then, thus HEERING® has challenged the best of the best behind the world’s bars to create their own interpretation of The Singapore Sling and also possibly writing their name in the history of cocktails.

 

CHERRY HEERING liqueur is sold in more than 100 countries all over the world and is the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling and Blood and Sand cocktails. For more information about Peter F. Heering, please visit http://www.heering.com

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