1/2 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum (Plantation 5 Year Barbados)
3/4 oz Donn's Mix #2 (3/8 oz each vanilla syrup and allspice dram)
1 dash Absinthe (1 barspoon Herbsaint)
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Orgeat (Ferrara Orzata)
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
After the Brandy Julep, I turned to Death & Co. Cocktail Book for something to round out the night. I was definitely in the mood for something juice driven, and I landed in the shaken gin chapter. There, I found Joaquin Simo's City of Gold Sling that he crafted as a Singapore Sling variation back in 2009. Perhaps I should have dug out the bottle of El Dorado 12 Year from the back of the rum shelf for this drink, since the name is appropriate as El Dorado was the mythical "city of gold" in South America.