1 oz Madeira (Blandy's 5 Year Verdelho)
3/4 oz Lime Juice (1/2 oz due to using a drier Madeira)
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 pinch Sea Salt
2 x 1 inch pieces Pineapple (3/4 oz Pineapple Juice)
Shake with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a pineapple leaf.
Two Tuesdays ago, I turned to a recipe that I had spotted in Imbibe Magazine's online supplements; the drink was Jonathan Jones' Cool Rummings that he created at the Revel Room in Chicago. I had to adapt the recipe slightly since the generic call for "Madeira" is probably a Rainwater variety that does not use one of the four noble grapes, and my call for the semi-dry Verdelho would have made the drink a bit too tart with that much lime juice as compared to cinnamon syrup.