Natasha Bermudez, Llama San | New York

Created at Donna (where she picked up shifts prior to the opening of Llama San), Thrivemind showcases Natasha Bermudez’s penchant for low-proof, stirred cocktails in a decidedly tropical mindset. “I wanted to make something tropical, but not in-your-face tropical,” says Bermudez of her relatively restrained mixture of cachaça, manzanilla sherry, blanc vermouth and rhubarb liqueur. “It’s sort of a 50/50 Martini meets a Bamboo,” she says.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/4 ounces cachaça, preferably Abelha Prata Cachaça
  • 3/4 ounce manzanilla sherry, preferably Bodegas Yuste Aurora Manzanilla Sherry
  • 3/4 ounce vermouth, preferably Routin Blanc Vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Giffard Rhubarb Liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon sugar cane syrup
  • 3 drops Bittermens 'Elemakule Tiki BittersTiki Bitters
  • 2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

Garnish: grapefruit twist

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
  3. Garnish with grapefruit twist.

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