The Rooster – Oblix at The Shard
50 ml Zacapa XO
40 ml Spiced Orchid Vermouth
15 ml Banana Liqueur
1 Spray Coconut Perfume
Inspiration: The Rooster is the embodiment of the vibrant culture of the streets of Ron Zacapa’s homeland, Guatemala and is the inspiration behind this cocktail. The team behind the bar at Oblix created this exclusive new serve; combining the rich and smooth flavours of Ron Zacapa’s most premium XO variation, aged 2,300m above sea level in the ‘House Above The Clouds’, with native banana, coconut and spiced orchid flavours; to evoke the vivacity, produce and people of the local streets, where the Rooster’s courage and bravado shines.
The Rooster cocktail is priced at £24.50 and is now available at Oblix.
Le Vieux Connaught – The Connaught Bar
Inspiration: Newly launching at London institution The Connaught Bar, renowned for its ultra-stylist décor and mouth-watering cocktails, the Ron Zacapa 23-based Vieux Connaught was inspired by the classic cocktail created in 1938 by Walter Bergeron at the Carousel bar in the Monteleone hotel, named after New Orleans’ French quarter: ‘Vieux carrè’. Providing an interactive and aromatic serve for guests, the drink is served bottled on a beautiful mirrored tray and smoked with saffron, with its smoky and spicy flavours evolving with time. Served on the rocks and garnished with orange peel to perfectly compliment Zacapa’s rich tones, saffron smoke finishes the drink with a layer of elegrant fragrance, evoking the essence of the exquisite spirit.
The Vieux Connaught cocktail is priced at £17 and is now available at The Connaught Bar.
The Radical Notion – Artesian
30 ml Zacapa Reserva Limitada
50 ml Americano Cocchi
5 ml Suze
1 dash Grapefruit bitters
1 dash Peychauds bitters
10 ml Minus 8 verjus
Inspiration: Conceived by multi-award winning Alex Kratena, Head Bartender at Artesian at The Langham, voted The World’s Best Bar three years in a row, the new Radical Notion cocktail features the very special Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada 2014, the second in a series of vintage limited editions to be released with a blend of exquisite hand-selected rums aged between six and 24 years. The incredibly smooth and rich mahogany blend combines perfectly with Americano Cocchi, Suze, and bitters, and is finished with zesty grapefruit in a martini glass to enhance the flavours of more than 20 herbs that infuse the rum.
The Radical Notion cocktail is priced at £17 and is now available at Artesian Bar.
Pacaya – American Bar at The Savoy
Inspiration: Inspired by the fertile land of Ron Zacapa’s homeland, the new Pacaya serve at The Savoy’s world-famous American Bar is named after Guatamala’s active complex volcano. The serve features a complex blend of smooth Ron Zacapa 23, Lagavulin 16yo, silky Crème de Cacao, Port and Botrytis sweet wine, reminiscent of the powerful volcano. The flavourful and intricate drink is insfused over Binchintan charcoal, an ancient Japanese method used to purify water, and is served on hand carved ice in glassware specially adorned to represent the iconic Guatemalan landmark.
The Pacaya cocktail is priced at £25 and is now available at the American Bar at The Savoy.