Tuesday, May 27, 2014

hurricane caesar

1 1/2 oz Bacardi 8 Rum
1 oz Rhum Clement VSOP (here: Barrel Select)
1 oz Passion Fruit-Honey Syrup (*)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat

Shake with ice and strain into a Hurricane glass. Fill with crushed ice, add straws, and layer 1/2 oz Campari on top. Grate nutmeg as garnish as well as a lime wheel and cherry on a cocktail pick.
(*) 2 part passion fruit concentrate, 1 part honey, 1 part water.

After Puritan & Company, I continued my way home but stopped into Backbar to congratulate Joe Cammarata for winning the Tales of the Cocktail Hurricane Competition. After Joe named all of the drinks of the day and week, I shook my head and replied that I was here to try his winning drink! Just like Sahil Mehta's Category 1 entry, Joe utilized the excellent flavor pairing of passion fruit and Campari. Google told me that there was a Hurricane Cesar in 1996 but no Hurricane Caesar though; Joe explained that he created this recipe on the Ides of March's drink of the day at Backbar.
Once prepared, the Hurricane Caesar offered a lime and nutmeg aroma with hints of rum. A citrus and passion fruit-filled sip gave way to the passion fruit-Campari combination on the swallow. As the drink drained, the Campari notes became stronger in the mix.


Chris Crawford said...

Did you accidentally leave the Campari out of the recipe?

frederic said...

The Campari is in the recipe in the instructions part. I find it easier to write it that way sometimes than "mix everything but x and y and z, then layer x and garnish with y and z."

Chris Crawford said...

D'oh. There it is. Thanks!