Saturday, January 16, 2016

halfway to havana

1 1/4 oz Plantation 5 Year Rum
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Twist a lime peel over the top.

Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I stopped into Backbar for a drink. For a start, I was lured in with the drink of the day, Halfway to Havana. Bartender Dan Braganca described his creation as starting with the Hemingway Daiquiri and when he spotted something on this blog using Don's Mix, he decided to take it in that direction. The presence of the sweet vermouth in the Daiquiri also reminded me of the Floridita.
The Halfway to Havana proffered cinnamon, floral, and lime aromas. The fruity sip shared grapefruit, lime, and grape notes, and the swallow showcased the caramel aged rum, citrus peel, and cinnamon flavors.

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