Friday, February 20, 2015

spindrift, jr

1 1/2 oz Demerara Rum (El Dorado 3)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Orange Juice (Cara Cara)
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup

Shake with ice and pour into a tall glass. Top with more ice and add a straw. I opted to garnish with an orange slice and a cherry

Two Sundays ago to help honor the Pegu Blog's February is Tiki month theme, and I therefore reached for Beachbum Berry's Remixed. There, I spotted the Spindrift, Jr. which was a 2008 variation on what was originally Trader Vic's Rum Pot. In 1994, the junior's predecessor, the Spindrift, was created at the Venetian Hotel's Taboo Cove in Las Vegas; the junior stripped away two rums and a syrup from the mix.
The Spindrift, Jr. began with an orange aroma with hints of cherry from the garnish. The sip was a medley of fruit flavors including orange, lemon, and passion fruit, and the swallow focused more on the rum and vanilla flavors. Probably the drink would blossom more with an darker, richer Demerara rum instead of the white on the I selected.

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