According to the 2023 Bacardi Cocktail Trends report, people are seeking out new experiences and flavours when it comes to where and what they’re interested in drinking. Bold flavours, a hint of nostalgia and a return to sweet and juicy cocktails are some of the trends that the world’s largest privately held spirits company are seeing emerge this year.
Three of Bermuda’s mixologists, who continue to push the local drinks trends created their takes for us.
First up, Vernon Pemberton, Bacardi’s Brand ambassador created a light and refreshing take on the popular spritz drinks with a Bermuda twist.
“Spritz drinks have become trendy for a variety of reasons,” he explains. “Firstly, they are light and refreshing, making them a great option for warm weather and outdoor events.”
He adds: “Spritzes are also easy to customize with different ingredients, such as fruit juices and herbal infusions, which allows for endless flavour combinations. Spritz drinks provide a sophisticated yet approachable drinking experience that appeals to a wide range of tastes and preferences.”
The Golden Goose is sure to delight your taste buds. Made with premium ingredients, this cocktail is a true masterpiece. The refreshing notes of loquats and lemon are perfectly balanced by the subtle sweetness of elderflower while the addition of Bermudian flavours provides a unique twist that is both familiar and exotic.
Served over ice and garnished with a fresh sprig of mint or slice of loquat, every sip of the Golden Goose will transport you to a sunny, tropical paradise.
Perfect for sipping on a warm summer day or sharing with friends at a social gathering, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who appreciates the finer things in Bermudian life.
BERMUDA GOLDEN GOOSE
- 1½ oz Grey Goose Vodka
- ½oz St-Germain
- ½ oz Bermuda Gold Loquat Liqueur
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled red wine glass, top with club soda, Stir garnish with loquat & mint leaves.
Ryan Gibbons, Lead Mixologist at Bacardi’s Global Headquarters, concocted his twist on a classic serve: the “French 75” but experimenting with that traditional gin, lemon and Prosecco mix using the new expression of Bombay “ Bramble”. This bold new gin is bursting with 100 percent natural flavours of freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries, a juicy sweet take on rich, bold berry flavour.
- 1 oz Bombay Bramble
- 3 oz Martini Prosecco
- ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ oz Grenadine
- Blackberries to garnish
Shake all of the ingredients (except Prosecco) briefly with cubed ice for around 10 seconds. Fine strain the mixture into a chilled, straight sided wine glass including 3oz of Prosecco.
Playing on his love of adding unusual ingredients to his cocktails, Harry’s mixologist and Bacardi brand representative, Ashai Clarke adds a little heat to this bright, lip smacking orange cocktail.
- 1 oz Grey Goose L’Orange
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1/2 oz each fresh squeezed orange and lime juice
- 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 dried chili
- 1/2 oz agave
Add all ingredients to a shaker over ice. Shake and double strain into a martini glass. Top with a sliced of dehydrated orange and dried chilli.