Make these Fuerteventura-inspired cocktails yourself mixed with herbs, fruits and wines.
Daniele Cordoni, bartender at the five star Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real in Fuerteventura, has been named the ‘Best Bartender in Spain’ at the national finals of the prestigious Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS 2018 competition, held in Madrid.
In a bid to place Fuerteventura on the global mixology map, Cordoni’s winning cocktail incorporated the regional ‘Tuna Indio’ cactus in three different ways to minimise waste. His winning formula also included herbs, fruits and wines typically used in the island’s cuisine, as well as a cocktail strainer handmade by artisans using volcanic rock native to Fuerteventura. Cordoni also served his cocktail menu in recycled glass, carved cacti and re-purposed Tetra Brik cartons, demonstrating his support for responsible sourcing and the sustainability movement.
The Mechanical Apple
50ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco
0.15ml Lime Juice
Shrub of Raspberries
Top off with Cider or Beer
0.50ml Ron Zacapa 23
0.15ml Yuzu juice
0.10ml Cardamom syrup
0.15ml ‘Tuno Indio’ Cactus
0.30ml Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey
0.30ml Bulleit Rye Whiskey
0.30ml Red Vermouth
0.50ml Lime juice
0.15ml Clarified Pineapple juice
Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real
Bartending and practising his mixology skills at the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real, Cordoni’s techniques and flair can be seen in each exotic cocktail served at the five-star property. Guests can indulge in the award-winning cocktails at the Ibiza style Coco Bahia Lounge & Club, which offers Balinese beds, a beachfront bar and direct access to the white sand beaches of Corralejo. For those in search of a more relaxing evening tipple, the Piano Mirador Bar boasts a stunning terrace with views of the nearby islands of Lobos and Lanzarote, making it an ideal hot-spot to enjoy a delicious drink in style.
Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real offers rooms from £145/ 165€ per night on a bed and breakfast basis. Flights to Fuerteventura are available from 13 UK airports.
For more information, please visit www.atlantisbahiareal.com/en