Cocktail of the Month with 1800 Reposado Tequila
Nico Florin, bartender at The Albany
In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase a signature serve featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. Nico Florin, bartender at The Albany, shares a serving option for 1800 Reposado Tequila.
1800 Reposado Tequila
The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is 1800 Reposado Tequila.
35ml 1800 Reposado
15ml passion fruit and orange sherbet*
20ml orange juice
10ml lime juice
1 egg white
2 drops Angostura Bitters
Dry shake and then wet shake
Garnish with passion fruit shell, orange peel and sugar,
flamed using overproof rum
“The name Crepúsculo is the Spanish word for Twilight in the Jalisco region where 1800 Reposado is produced,” says Nico Florin. “The drink is the right mix of approachable and summery, with the burning orange peel and orange oils adding the premium touch of a classic Old Fashioned.
Passionfruit and lime add refreshing tropical notes, while the rich and buttery tones of the smooth spirit come through.”
About the Bartender
From Italy, Nico Florin started out in the trade as a bar back when he was 15 and three months later became a bartender. While not quite the profession his parents had in mind, he immediately took to the trade and is happy not to be in an office every day but instead meeting people and bringing passion to mixology. Four years ago, he moved to Northern Ireland with his girlfriend, who is studying at Queen’s, and has been at The Albany since August 2015. A regular on the competition circuit, Nico has ambitions to open his own cocktail bar in the not too distant future.
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