Portugese mixologist Armando Rosario told NBC Latino that the best cocktails are made with less than five ingredients. “The most exciting and flavorful cocktails are made when you allow the ingredients to speak for themselves,” he said in the interview.
Couple Rosario’s simple style with the fact that he has been named “Best Bartender in America” by Cheers Magazine and represented the United States at the World Championship USBG Cocktail Competition and you get why we’ve chosen one of his recipes as our pick for one of the best cocktail recipes for the summer.
Rosario provided NBC Latino with the following recipe:
The Savory Kiwi Smash
2 oz Partida Blanco
1 kiwi, sliced in quarters
2 mint leaves
1 basil leaf
1.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz Partida 100 percent organic Agave nectar
Preparation: In a mixing glass muddle mint, basil and kiwi with lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients, ice and shake. Pour into a rocks glass (do not strain). Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of kiwi.