Featured spirit in the JBF Bramble, this year’s official James Beard Foundation Cocktail.

Bacardi will officially launch BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, a new super-premium mixing rum, at the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago on May 4th. This year, the James Beard Foundation will host its 25th annual awards gala, where winners will be bestowed with what is considered the highest honor for food and beverage professionals. A gathering of the country’s top chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs will be in attendance.

Ticket-less food and cocktail enthusiasts wishing they too could experience this sophisticated event can get a taste of the action by mixing up the same cocktail which was specifically created to be served at the gala and enjoyed by the nominees. The JBF Bramble, is made with BACARDÍ Maestro de Ron, being introduced for the first time at the JBF Awards, making the JBF Bramble the hit of the show.

Here’s the JBF Bramble recipe along with the Chicago Cielo:

JBF Bramble

JBF Bramble

Photo Courtesy of BACARDÍ Gran Reserva

JBF Bramble

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Blackberry Purée

Preparation: Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty ice, strain into a highball glass, drizzle blackberry purée on top. Garnish with a blackberry skewer and basil leaf.


Chicago Cielo

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Hibiscus Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. Campari
  • 2 Drops of Tuberous Oil

Preparation: Shake all ingredients vigorously, strain into a rocks glass rimmed with red tea. Garnish with a rosemary stalk.

Additionally, the Outstanding Beer, Wine or Spirits Professional Award will be presented by BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron at the awards ceremony. The award recognizes a professional who has displayed exceptional work within the beverage industry in the past year.

BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron

BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron

Photo Courtesy of BACARDÍ Gran Reserva

BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron is part of the BACARDÍ Gran Reserva line, a range of super-premium mixing rums comprised of BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron and longtime industry favorite, BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Ocho Años.

For additional information, please visit Bacardi.com.