On February 12, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DiSCUS) presented their annual report about the state of the spirits industry in America. The key talking points were not shocking to most industry-watchers: the current trade wars are devastating for American Whiskey producers; the premium and super premium sectors are booming; and the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBTRA) is a win, but more work is needed.
- Base Spirit Rosolio
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Refreshing
- Served On the Rocks
This simple, but delicious drink was created by Selia Bugallo of London’s Kwãnt on her path to victory at the Bar Artist 2019 competition.
“In creating this aperitivo I was inspired by my experience as a professional Flamenco Dancer and its beauty and simplicity. The path to success in dance is to connect your mind, body, and soul which is where the title ‘The Three of Us’ came from. I used this to put together a simple yet beautiful drink just like the art of Flamenco.”
- Combine Italicus, Sake, and Oloroso in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to combine.
- Strain into a Collins Glass. Add ice.
- Top with tonic water.
- Garnish with a basil leaf.