2 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1 tsp Cinnamon Syrup (1/4 oz)
Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
Two Thursday ago, I reached for the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for my post-shift libation. The Great Pretender from Thomas Waugh seemed like just the thing -- a Daiquiri with pineapple and spice notes. Thomas created the recipe in 2011 as a rum take on Brian Miller's Gilda Cocktail. Once built, the Great Pretender gave forth Jamaican funk to the nose. Next, pineapple and lime on the sip transitioned into funky rum and vanilla on the swallow with a cinnamon finish.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!