This cocktail recipe was inspired by Henry, the founder of Sir Plus Clothing and one of Diplomático Rum's diplomats of a new era, and created by Jon Hughes from Edinburgh's vaunted Bramble Bar & Lounge. 

Henry, Diplomat and founder of Sir Plus Clothing

Henry, Diplomat and founder of Sir Plus Clothing

Henry's company is based around the concept of using surplus cloth from Savile Row tailors to create a range of boxers, waistcoats and jackets worn by the likes of actor Richard E. Grant. Henry went from from making clothes at home and selling them on Portobello market to becoming the proud owner of a warehouse in Bethnal Green and the employer of four full-time staff. His waste-not-want-not ethos is reflected in this drink, makes use of all parts of the fruit usually discarded by bartenders – the juice, the fruit and the flesh in the cocktail.

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Ingredients

  • 45ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum
  • 10ml Campari
  • ¼ fresh orange, diced
  • ½ fresh lemon, diced
  • 1tsp Demerara sugar 
  • Top up with Fever Tree Ginger Ale to taste

Method

  1. Muddle the orange, lemon and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add the Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum and Campari and shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled, ice-filled glass and top with ginger ale. 
  2. Garnish with orange zest and lemon zest twists.

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