Monday, April 28, 2014


2 oz Privateer Silver Rum
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drop Pernod Pastis

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Mondays ago after my DJ gig, we walked down the street to get a late dinner at Eastern Standard. There, we found seats in front of bartender High Fiore. Off of their new Spring menu I requested the Archipelago which had the subtitle, "Take a time out where the Kodiaks live." I recognized that this Daiquiri Time Out honors Eastern Standard alum Kevin Martin (a/k/a Kodiak for his big bear-like stature) who now works at Privateer. I was correct that this was Bob McCoy's recipe for his love of including 6 drops of pastis or absinthe, such as in the Wildwood, Elixir Alpestre, and Mount Orohena, gave it away, but I did not understand the name since the distillery was not on a chain of islands. Hugh explained that the Kodiak Archipelago in Alaska is where all of the Kodiak bears live; however, with the Tiki-esque feel, it could easily be any tropical island chain.
The Archipelago greeted the nose with a lime and cinnamon aroma that gave way to a lime-driven sip. The white rum began the swallow that ended with cinnamon, allspice, and anise complexity. After successive swallows, the rather small amount of pastis in the drink began to become rather prominent.

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