The definitive guide to the finest drinking experiences

The World Class 50: The Definitive Drinking Guide features 50 of the most innovative and talented bartenders from across the globe. Each bartender showcases the perfect location, the most inventive cocktail and the finest of ingredients and spirits that define the 'must have' fine drinking experience in their city.

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Peter Chua Zhibin, The Nutcracker

The Drink

The Nutcracker hovers somewhere between a flip and a sour and is inspired by the ballet of the same name. According to Peter the cocktail ‘shares the same hidden qualities, not observable from the surface.’ The deeper you dig, the more you find. The components are selected to highlight the rich flavours of the drink’s mainstay, Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Thus the maraschino cherries draw out the fruit notes amid the maltiness of the whisky, the peanut butter its nutty character, and the cinnamon and nutmeg its spice aromas.

Watch Peter create his cocktail


The Technique

Johnnie Walker Blue Label • 60ml
Egg white • 30ml
Crème de Cacao • 15ml
Luxardo Marashino Cherries • 3 fruit
Amontillado sherry • 1 bar spoon
Organic peanut butter • 1 bar spoon
Cinnamon powder and grated nutmeg (to garnish)
Contains 25.5 grams of alcohol per serve (Serves 2)

Place the first six ingredients into a shaker. Shake and double strain. Serve over a large block of ice in rustic Julep cups and sprinkle with the spices.

To try the cocktail made by the man himself visit 28 HongKong Street, Singapore, Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand

Images by Gastronommy