Wednesday, December 16, 2015

rain killer

1 1/2 oz White Puerto Rican Rum (1 1/4 oz Don Q Cristal, 1/4 oz Vale d'Paul Agricole-style)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Orange Juice (Cara Cara)
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Blend with 4 oz crushed ice and pour into a glass (shake with ice, strain over crushed ice). Garnish with mint sprigs and a paper parasol.
Two Saturdays ago, my post-shift drink desires led me to Jeff Berry's Sippin' Safari. There I was lured in by a rather simple recipe found in Bob Esmino's notebook. With six ingredients, it is definitely not the simplest recipe, but for Tiki, none of the calls are for anything that cannot be found at most home bars. Overall, the Rain Killer is a Daiquiri base with orange and pineapple juice and some spice from Angostura Bitters in the mix. Once built, the mint garnish contributed greatly to the nose. The sip was rather tropical with orange, lime, and pineapple flavors, and the swallow offered rum, pineapple, and clove.


Dagreb said...

Quite the mug... on that mug!

frederic said...

My wife scored that while on a business trip on the West Coast. Forgot the exact year, but something midcentury (1940-1965).