Monday, July 28, 2014


1 1/2 oz Ron Abuelo Rum
3/4 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz BG Reynolds Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with 1 oz soda water, garnish with a lime wedge, and add straws.
Two Thursdays ago, I met up with Andrea at Estragon. For a first cocktail, I searched through bartender Sahil Mehta's drink notebook and spotted an unnamed recipe that reminded me of the Hurricane. The major difference was the presence of the caramel, floral, and herbal Amaro Meletti. Once mixed, it offered a lime, floral, and perfume-y aroma. A caramel sip from the rum and amaro displayed fruity notes from the lime and passion fruit, and the swallow began with the rum and ended with a herbal passion fruit finish. For a name, I dubbed it the Tempest to connect the Hurricane aspect with the Italian ingredients by way of the characters in the Shakespeare play.


Paul said...

Which Amaro would you substitute Melletti for here ( if it's possible )?
I have:

Amer Picon
Amaro Lucano
Punt e Mes ?

frederic said...

Meletti is caramel and floral. Of the choices, Montenegro would work well here with the passion fruit due to its citrus content. Averna would provide the caramel base of Meletti.

Paul said...

So do you think 1/2 oz of Montenegro and 1/4 oz of Averna would be OK ?

frederic said...

More Averna than Montenegro would be my guess, so flip the two.