1 1/2 oz Zacapa Rum (Diplomatico Exclusiva)
1/2 oz Rainwater Madeira (Blandy's 5 Yr Verdelho)
2 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 dash Angostura Bitters
1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a Collins glass with ice.
Since I already had opened up the pineapple juice, I decided to make the winning recipe from April's ShakeStir New England competition that had been announced earlier that day. The drink was called It's Raining Men which was in line with the April showers contest theme, and this egg white number was created by Kayleigh Speck of the Grange in Providence, Rhode Island. With dark rum, Madeira, and pineapple juice, this libation seemed like it would be quite flavorful and refreshing. Once prepped, the It's Raining Men offered a pineapple aroma that led into a creamy pineapple sip. On the swallow, the caramel-driven aged rum, Madeira's dark grape, and the bitters' spice came through to donate quite a bit of character.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
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The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!