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Megan Fraser, Burger & Lobster, New York, NY

“I was inspired by Zacapa’s aging facility, ‘The House Above the Clouds,’ and wanted to use something representative of that while creating something with brightness (silver lining?) and highlighting the notes that only Zacapa can achieve through slow aging without adding too much sweetness.”

2 oz (60 ml) heavy cream

1 barspoon Popcorn Simple Syrup*

2 oz (60 ml) Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum

1 oz (30 ml) Popcorn Simple Syrup*

1 oz (30 ml) fresh lemon juice

.25 oz (7.5 ml) pineapple juice

1 barspoon Amaro Lazzaroni

2 dashes Bittermens ‘Elemakule Tiki® Bitters

1 oz (30 ml) Moletto Prosecco

Grated nutmeg, as garnish

Shake the cream with 1 barspoon of the Popcorn Simple Syrup. Set aside.

Shake remaining ingredients over ice. Add prosecco to the tin and double-strain into a chilled Irish coffee mug. Add the garnishes.

*Popcorn Simple Syrup: Combine ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup hot water, and 1 bag of microwave popcorn (unpopped), stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let stand for 10 minutes. Fine-strain and refrigerate the syrup for 2 to 3 days.

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