1 jigger Pineapple Juice (1 1/2 oz)
Juice 1 Lime (1/2 oz)
1 tsp Apricot Brandy (1/2 oz Rothman & Winter)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Two Sundays prior, I decided to finally write about a drink that I had previously assumed that I had. Namely, Wil P. Taylor's Hotel Nacional Special from Charles H. Baker, Jr.'s Jigger, Beaker, and Flask that Baker recorded in Havana circa 1933. I made two adjustments to the recipe; the first was to switch the Cuban-style rum to cachaça to add some spiritous intrigue. And the second was to ignore Baker's call for a dry apricot brandy; despite having apricot eau de vie in house, I felt that the drink needed a bit of sweetness to balance the lime. Overall, the combination was reminiscent of a mint- and absinthe-free Missionary Impossible.