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Carmelina

Carmelina cocktail with light rum, coconut liqueur, nigori sake, lime juice, and salt

The Carmelina is a wonderfully unusual cocktail that blends light rum (specifically, Bacardi Carta Blanca) with cloudy nigori sake and coconut liqueur. It’s a refreshing Daiquiri riff, with a gentle sweetness and satisfying texture. It’s beautiful, too – the unfiltered rice in the sake gives the drink a glowing luminescence, like a glass of liquid moonlight.

The Carmelina was created for the Bacardi Legacy Competition by New Zealand bartender Ollie Mason, who named it for a Cuban town to which Japanese sugar-cane workers emigrated in the early 1900s.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a small chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

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