USBG LEGACY COCKTAIL SHOWCASE
BOSTON’S OWN NAOMI LEVY, who tends bar at Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks in Boston, has won the Bacardi- USBG Legacy Cocktail Showcase Finals in Miami with her cocktail Guayaba Arabica. Each cocktail was judged on its balance, flavor, quality of ingredients, and aesthetic appeal – as well as its potential enduring popularity and the story behind it. Levy will represent the US during the Global Finals in Moscow in May to compete against winners from the UK, Africa, European Union, and Asia. Naomi co-ran the Boston Bartender’s Collaborative in 2011, putting on bi-weekly educational seminars and roundtable discussions for the Boston bar community. In 2O12, she was selected to be a part of the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program and has furthered her bar education through BarSmarts.
1½ PARTS Bacardi Superior
1 PART Guava Nectar
¾ PART Coffee Scented Simple Syrup
½ PART lime juice
5 PIECES of cilantro leaf
1 PINCH of salt
GRATED espresso bean (for garnish)
COMBINE all ingredients in a mixing glass.
ADD ice and SHAKE.
DOUBLE STRAIN into a chilled cocktail glass.
GARNISH with the grated espresso bean.