The Buena Serte cocktail was brought to us by Marco Corallo.
For this cocktail he uses Bacardi Carto Oro Rum, St Germain, Tio Pepe Dry Sherry, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice and muscovado. Shake all the ingredients with ice in a shaker and strain your Buena Serte cocktail into a chilled coupette.
But there's more to this perfect cocktail. Marco stated the following about his creation: "according to folklore in Don Facundo’s native Spain and new home of Cuba, bats symbolised good health, fortune and family unity. So when his wife, Doña Amalia, noticed a colony of fruit bats hanging from the distillery’s rafters, she interpreted this as a powerful sign and had the idea to use the bat as a symbol for the Bacardi Company and its BACARDÍ rum. Today it remains on the bottle, helping the family survive whatever fate throws at it. The fruit bats were attracted by the smell of molasses and when I read that the inspiration for Buena Suerte born.
I decided to craft a refreshing and light drink but still with a lot of layers of flavor choosing ingredients that are in a way correlated to the Bacardi Family. The St Germain liquor is a homage to the French origin of Doña Amalia, and the Tio Pepe is used in reference to the trading business of Spanish wines and sherries that Don Facundo used to be involved before to open the first distillery. Last but not least the molasses sugar (or Muscovado sugar) is used as glue for the drink, but also rappresenting the good health, fortune and family unity."