Head Mixologist at Studio Bar, Michal Golecki, shares the recipe for the exclusive JAMROCK ‘Barbados Journey’ cocktail available at K West Hotel & Spa this Spring.
‘JAMROCK’ is a cocktail as colourful as the Caribbean, named in honour of the legend himself. Bob Marley’s son, Damian Marley, won two Grammy Awards with his album ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and K West is recreating that Marley magic using Doorly’s XO Rum, a well-aged character, double matured in Spanish oloroso sherry casks.
JAMROCK Rum Cocktail
25 ml Doorly’s XO Rum
12.5ml MB Banana liqueur
12.5ml Mozart Chocolate liqueur
3 Muddled Maraschino cherries
25ml Passion fruit purée
Passion fruit and seeds
Sprig of fresh mint
Step 1: Muddle the Maraschino cherries in a cocktail shaker to get the full flavour out.
Step 2: Pour the rum, MB Banana liqueur, Malibu, MB Chocolate liqueur and passion fruit purée to the shaker, along with some ice.
Step 2: Shake, shake, shake (for at least 12 seconds).
Step 3: Pour over crushed ice in your favourite glass, or a copper tin mug if you really want to drink like a local.
Step 4: Cut the passion fruit in half and use the seeds of one half and a sprig of fresh mint to garnish the drink.
Step 5: Bottoms up!
Michal’s expert tip: “To kick it up a notch, fill up the empty passion fruit half with Sambuca and flame the fruit with a lighter. Pour Sambuca on top of the cocktail as you serve.”
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX
For reservations, please call: 020 8008 6600 or visit www.k-west.co.uk