Cameron Abercrombie's drink lands on the 2023 Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year.
Midnight Crusade recipe
- 40ml Bee Pollen infused Bacardi Ocho Rum
- 15ml Amaro Montenegro
- 15ml poached pear syrup
- 30ml lime
- 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
Build in mixing tin and wet shake, double strain into frozen coupe. Garnish with basil oil.
From the drink’s creator, Cameron Abercrombie:
“The Midnight Crusade is all based around adding different forms of texture and aromatics to a relatively simple format.
“Bee Pollen amplifies everything about the rum up to 11, adds a nice length and palate weight to the overall balance, in an effort for sustainably I also used oxidised white wine for the base of the poached pear syrup.
“Basil Oil to tie everything off in a nice bow and although a bit overused at the moment, is absolutely essential to the format of the serve.”