DISCOVER THE WORLD CLASS 50

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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SALT AIR NARANJILLA

Clark Alvarado’s unusual twist on a margarita uses the local Costa Rican fruit, naranjilla. “I wanted to create a Margarita using local produce, so I tried a few, but the naranjilla was the best by far because of it’s unusual green juice with a really citrusy tang”, says Clark. The salt air, which sits on top of the cocktail, is made using a new technique to make a foamy mousse in which the salt is suspended. The foam is held together by sucrose and is a nice, aromatic alternative to using salt crystals. “The cocktail combines the best of the local and the traditional with really interesting ideas and technology, which is how I like to work.”

Discover the recipe for this innovative take on a classic cocktail here.