This cocktail by Marta Ess of Halifax, NS, won the national Patron Perfectionist cocktail. She represented Canada on the global stage in Mexico in June.
• 1.5 oz Patron Silver
• 0.75 oz Martini Rosso vermouth
• 0.75 tsp amaro (preferably Amaro Lucano)
• 1 oz pineapple juice
• 0.5 oz lime juice,
• 0.5 oz rich simple syrup (2:1)
• Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg
Place all the ingredients except the rich simple syrup and nutmeg in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain cocktail into a separate vessel, discard the ice, and return cocktail to shaker tin. Do not add additional ice. Add the rich simple syrup and dry shake. Fine stain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Place a card or piece of paper over two-thirds of the top of the glass, and grate the nutmeg over the exposed surface areas. Serves 1.