I’m lucky enough to have travelled to a fair number of places around the world but few hold as special a place for me as Greece. From the history and culture to the landscapes, the people and the laid-back craziness of Greek life, my time there remains some of the fondest memories of my life. Being a lover of good food and drinks however, one of the things that stood out the most to me was the food and drink culture. Complimented by the incredible Mediterranean flavours and sublime tradition of mezze, Greek food and hospitality is centred around a tradition of togetherness that for me, really linked to the idea of togetherness we find in the spirit of Bacardi.
Endlessly warm, beautifully simple, genuine and sincere without a hint of affectation, Greek hospitality also embodies a lot of my personal philosophy on both drinks and what it means to look after a guest.
Quite simply, The Santorini Cocktail is my attempt to combine the essence of Greek cooking and hospitality with the spirit of Bacardi, served with the sense of togetherness that both are renowned for.
The Santorini Cocktail
35ml Bacardi Superior
15ml Thyme infused Dry Vermouth
5ml Red Wine Vinegar
15ml Salted Sugar Syrup
15ml Lemon Juice
35ml Cucumber Water
Shake and fine strain into a chilled Champagne Flute
Garnish with a sprig of fresh Thyme Sprig