Monday, June 6, 2011

foul weather

1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Nectar (Ceres)
1 dash Vanilla (1/4 oz Navan Liqueur)
1 dash Sugar Syrup (1/4 oz Jaggery Syrup)
1 oz Jamaican Rum (Smith & Cross)
1 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum (DonQ Cristal)

Pour over ice in a highball glass. Stir and decorate with fresh mint and a fruit stick.
After the Teenage Riot, I was flipping through our 1972 edition of Trader Vic and spotted the Foul Weather. The Foul Weather does not appear in our 1948 edition which narrows the window to a 24 year range when the recipe was created or curated. Once mixed, the drink presented a rather pleasing mint and vanilla aroma. The sip was slightly tart and carried the citrus and passion fruit flavors. Had I used vanilla extract instead of the vanilla liqueur (or syrup), the drink would have been even more tart which makes me wonder if passion fruit syrup would have been a better ingredient, such as in the Mara-Amu, rather than the unsweetened juice. Next, the Smith & Cross' funk notes and the Navan's vanilla filled the swallow. The vanilla worked as a good accent to complement the Smith & Cross; moreover, the tartness of the drink actually worked well with the rum as well. Indeed, the Foul Weather might be the perfect prescription for an overcast or stormy day.


Dagreb said...

♫♪Foul Weather...♫♪♪

Not quite the same ring as "Stormy."


bza said...

I realize I'm now the guy who comes on your blog and asks where you get things, but where did you get ceres passion fruit nectar?

frederic said...

I don't recall where we got it but Whole Foods, Harvest Coop, and ethnic aisles in regular supermarkets (I want to say Stop & Shop on Rt 28 near Broadway in East Somerville) might have it.

Our container isn't all that new but it keeps on tasting and smelling just fine.