Friday, March 11, 2011

iuka's grogg

3/4 oz Dark Jamaica Rum (Coruba)
3/4 oz Demerara Rum (Lemon Hart 80)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (Trader Tiki)

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Beside National Absinthe Day, last Saturday was also Beach Bum Berry's birthday, so while sipping on the L'Arc de Triomphe, I started flipping through his Remixed book for a drink to honor him. There, I spotted the Iuka's Grogg which was one of the newer drinks in the book; it was created by the Maikai Gents to toast their 2005 CD release. With a few modifications from a classic Navy Grog, the recipe looked like it could not fail.
The Iuka's Grogg began with a caramel-like dark rum aroma. On the sip, the fruit ingredients were in forefront as a crisp lime, pineapple, and passion fruit medley. These flavors were chased by dark rum notes on the swallow along with some residual lime flavor at the end. Of all the flavor combinations, it was the pineapple and dark rum pairing that worked the best here.


Epigenomicon said...

Where can one find Demerara in the greater Boston area?

frederic said...

The El Dorado series is still available. I know that Ball Square Liquors in Somerville has the 3, 5, 12, and 15 year as well as the 151 proof sometimes.

Lemon Hart is harder to find these days but will reappear soon. Liquor Land at 1033 Mass Ave in Boston had bottles of the 80 proof still on their shelves but the price jumped from $17 to $25.