Sunday, July 19, 2015

city of gold sling

1 1/2 oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
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.
The Sling shared a mint aroma from the garnish. Caramel from the rum joined lime and pineapple flavors on the sip, and the swallow began with more rum notes as well as juniper, allspice, anise, and vanilla. Definitely a lot more spice-forward of a Singapore Sling variation than most but equally as refreshing.

1 comment:

Matthew Belanger said...

There's actually a recurring error in the D&C book - whomever was editing didn't realize that Don's Spices (AKA Don's #1) and Don's Mix (AKA Don's #2) are two different ingredients - every instance of either was replaced with Don's Spices #2. You've corrected the name here but not the ingredient - this should have .75 oz of Don's Mix which is 2:1 Grapefruit Juice : Cinnamon Bark Syrup. A very different drink to be sure!