Monday, January 6, 2014

my leathers so soft

3/4 oz St. George Agricole Rum
3/4 oz Bigallet Viriana China China
3/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Top with ice, garnish with mint sprigs and a lemon twist, and add straws.

At Sichuan Garden II, one of the drinks Ran Duan made for Andrea was the My Leathers So Soft off of the current cocktail menu. I was quite curious to see how the dark orange peel and quinine notes of the Bigalett China-China would play with the agricole rum and pineapple in the mix.
The lemon twist and mint sprig garnishes contributed greatly to the drink's nose. A fruity lemon and pineapple sip led into a more complex swallow that began with grassy rum flavors and ended with a dark orange, cinnamon, and bitter herbal finish. Even with all of the flavors, the My Leathers So Soft proved to be an easy drinking Tiki libation.

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