#SaturdaySessions: Regalo cocktail

#SaturdaySessions: Regalo cocktail

Recipes for the weekend

Text: Denise Kok

Let there be rum

There's nothing quite like the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition to get bartenders shaking up all manner of creative cocktails. This year, over 50 aspiring bartenders in Singapore battled it out at the bar. Only six impressed the judges enough to make it through to the finals, one of whom is Manhattan bar's Senior Bartender, Cedric Mendoza. Below, the cocktail recipe that launched him to the fore of the competition. 

Here's what you need

45ml Bacardi 8
20ml House-made Earl Grey Tea Syrup 
20ml Lemon Juice
4 dashes Walnut Bitters
10ml Lager
Orange Peel

How to make it

1. To make the Earl Grey tea syrup, boil one part sugar and one part water for one minute. Add 1/4 cup of earl grey tea for every 500 ml of simple syrup and boil for 3 minutes. Set aside and leave to cool.

2. Pour Bacardi 8, Earl Grey tea syrup, lemon juice, walnut bitters, and lager in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake all ingredients to combine them before fine-straining the mixture into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with orange peel. 


Drop by Manhattan bar at Regent Singapore to taste this cocktail if you're too lazy to shake one up yourself. To view more #SaturdaySessions recipes, click here