This story is published in partnership with Diageo Reserve World Class, which, since launch in 2009, has supported hundreds of thousands of bartenders through its training and advocacy program. For this World Cocktail Day, on May 13th, World Class surveyed top bartenders around the globe—including World Class Bartender of the Year, Kaitlyn Stewart—on the most popular cocktails being ordered in their bars today; to see the results, click here.
In this play on a Pimm’s Cup, Kaitlyn Stewart was inspired by culinary flavors and techniques. “Instead of using traditional Pimm’s, I was able to do a rapid infusion, using an iSi canister, to mimic the flavors that Pimm’s highlights. I caramelized lemons to make a charred lemonade and torched some rosemary for depth and aroma.” The drink is named in honor of the iconic song by her grandmother’s favorite artist.