Saturday, June 4, 2016

jim's special

2 oz Myer's Rum (1 oz Goslings)
2 1/2 oz Casadores Tequila (1 1/4 oz Espolon Blanco)
1 oz Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (1/2 oz)
1 oz Tiki-Ti Mai Tai Mix (1/4 oz orgeat, 1/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao)

Blend with 8 oz crushed ice for 5 seconds (shake with ice, strain into a Tiki mug, and fill with crushed ice). Garnish with a pineapple wedge speared to a cherry (mint and a half spent lime shell filled with Don Q 151 Rum and ignited).
For my post-shift nightcap two Saturday's ago, I grabbed Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari and opted for the Jim's Special created at the Tiki-Ti circa 2000. Overall, the Jim's Special was a cross between a classic Mai Tai and Trader Vic's Chinese Itch with the base spirit split between rum and tequila. Once in the mug, the drink proffered a mint aroma. Next, lime and tropical fruit flavors on the sip led into dark rum, tequila, earthy, and orange notes on the swallow.

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