As the world gathers in the spirit of competition at the Olympic Games in Russia, bartenders are in a competition of spirits for the Bols Around The World cocktail competition, as they bid to develop the next big drinks concept.
To highlight the contest we feature the Little Mermaid martini — a wonderful mix of flavours with tart lemon, sweet orange and light botanicals.
Feel inspired? Create your own cocktail and submit it to the Bols Around The World competition at bolsaroundtheworld.com.
2/3 oz Bols Blue liqueur
1 oz Bols Genever
½ oz fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp simple syrup
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, then fill with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass.
Simple syrup is made by dissolving equal parts of sugar into water. Use fresh juice for the best-tasting cocktails. Genever is a spirit made from malt wine and a distillate of botanicals.
Creating a cocktail can be as simple as combining the right flavours. From the Rafters is a perfect example of mixing sweet orange, nutty hazelnut, juicy pineapple and soft oak, creating a martini that is sweet and goes down easily. Maybe it goes down too easily, so be careful or you may find yourself swinging from the rafters.
1 oz Courvoisier VS
¾ oz BOLS Triple sec liqueur
¼ oz Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur
1 oz pineapple juice
Garnish with an orange peel
Begin by setting ice in a martini glass to chill. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain. Squeeze the orange peel over the drink and drop in.
The BOLS Around The World 2013 cocktail competition is under way. One representative from Canada will be chosen to compete in Amsterdam. Visit www.bols.com for more information and to enter.
When you enter, please email the cocktail recipe to askmybartender@gmail. com for a chance to be in the featured Cocktail of the Week in the Province newspaper.