1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Royal Combier Orange Liqueur
1 barspoon Batavia Arrack
1 dash Fee's Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters
Muddle cloves in bitters. Add rest of ingredients and ice, shake, and double strain into a cocktail glass. Grate nutmeg over the top as a garnish.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I stopped by Bergamot for a late night dinner. For a drink, I asked bartender Paul Manzelli about the Far East Suite on the menu. He explained that someone requested a French Martini a few nights before, and he therefore opened up a container of pineapple juice to make the drink. To use up the leftover juice, he crafted a variation of the classic East India Cocktail. I was familiar with the original for it was part of the Anvil's 100 Drink List that I completed as part of my 2009 New Year's resolution (well, I took the challenge up in June or July, so perhaps it was a Mid Year's resolution instead).