Catalizador is a cocktail created for the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition by Graziella 1622640_706139096074792_508042246_nNieto from the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai.

I personally met Graziella when I was working in Dubai in 2010-11, while she was working at Apres in the Mall of the Emirates, which was my regular bar to visit on the occasional days off I was allowed. I was blown away by her passion and flair behind the bar, being one of the main reasons I kept going back.

The Story:

Inspired by the untold story between rum and tea which many Americans consider to be the best party to ever hit Boston! Rum and tea for centuries past was worth it’s weight in gold. Bacardi Superior pairs perfectly with the delicate flavour and health benefits of camomile tea while Martini Bianco adds a floral element. Enjoy the perfect martini crafted by Graziella Nieto, from the JW

Marriott Marquis, Dubai.


Chilled Cocktail Glass.


  • 45ml (1½oz) Bacardi Superior
  • 15ml (½oz) Martini Bianco
  • 20ml (≈¾oz) Camomile Tea
  • 15ml (½oz) Camomile Syrup
  • 20ml (≈¾oz) Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters


Shake with ice and fine strain into the cocktail glass.

Check out Graziella’s Flair below, and like her page on Facebook to support her entry – she’s off to Russia to compete in the finals in Moscow soon!

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