Tuesday, March 5, 2013


1 1/4 oz Rhum JM Gold
3/4 oz Campari
1 oz Cocchi Americano
1 pinch Salt
Lemon oil from a long twist

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with the oils from another long lemon twist.

After the Rubus Swizzle, I decided to stick with the rum theme and make the Fearless from Portland, Oregon. The recipe was given to me by Central's Dustin Knox along with the one for the Twelve Rounds; my reason for asking for them was that when we went to Central during Portland Cocktail Week, there was a special event and we did not have a chance to experience the house recipes from regular menu.
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The copious amounts of lemon oil contributed greatly to the Fearless' aroma, and perhaps the oils joined the Cocchi Americano to donate a light citrus flavor to the sip. Most of the flavor came through on the swallow that packed an intense grassy and herbal wallop followed by lingering bitter notes. The pinch of salt did help to shape the drink by making the Campari less sharply bitter and thus more complementary to the aged rhum agricole.

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