Tuesday, June 21, 2016

old yellowstain

1 1/2 oz Golden Puerto Rican Rum (Don Q Gold)
3/4 oz Passion Fruit Nectar (Goya)
1 1/2 oz Trader Vic Navy Grog (*)

Shake with ice and pour into a footed iced tea glass (double old fashioned). Decorate with a rock candy stick (omit) and mint.
(*) Equal parts (1/2 oz) lime juice, grapefruit juice, and allspice dram (St. Elizabeth).

Two Tuesdays ago, I decided to get my Tiki on with a recipe from Trader Vic's 1974 Rum Cookery & Drinkery called the Old Yellowstain. While the name sounded unappealing, it did remind me of another of Trader Vic's drinks, the Shingle Stain, which turned out rather tasty; moreover, there was some overlap in ingredients. The one major mystery of the Old Yellow Stain recipe was how to replicate the "Trader Vic Navy Grog" mix; luckily, I remembered that I had read about Jeff Berry's solution when making the Voodoo Grog where he took a tip from a 1972 Trader Vic's book and interpreted the Navy Grog mix as equal parts of lime, grapefruit, and allspice dram.
The Old Yellowstain shared a mint and tropical fruit bouquet. Next, lime and grapefruit on the sip transitioned into rum, allspice, and passion fruit on the swallow.

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