World’s best bartender holiday cocktail recipe: The Magic Carpet

Thursday, December 26th, 2013. Filed under: Christmas Destinations Food & Dining Holidays Home & Garden
The Magic Carpet ©Courtesy

The Magic Carpet
©Courtesy

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics.

With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipe ideas to set the festive tone and whet guests’ appetites.

This past summer, Rios rose above 43 finalists from around the world to be crowned the World Class Bartender of the Year 2013.

Here’s a light, citrusy beverage, ideal to serve as a welcome cocktail for arriving guests.

Magic Carpet

Tanqueray No. TEN gin

Citrus and chamomile bitters

Atomised tonic spray

Glass: Coupe

Garnish: Grapefruit and lemon twist with cinnamon smoke

Method: Stir over ice and serve Martini-style

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