1 1/4 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Dark Rum
1 1/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup 2:1
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drop Scrappy's Cardamom Bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with orange oil from a twist.
After the snow storm shortened my work night early two weeks ago, I headed over to The Automatic which was hosting its first industry night. The featured duo was Hojoko's Daren Swisher and Plantation Rums. For a first drink, I requested the De Moda for the combination of the O.F.T.D. rum paired with sherry seemed like a good combination akin to Trader Vic's Arawak. Once delivered, the De Moda shared an orange oil aroma along with caramel notes from the dark rum. Next, the caramel continued on into the sip where it mingled gently with the sherry's grape, and the swallow presented funky rum, spice, and cardamom flavors.
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.
drink & tell: a boston cocktail book
A collection of drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore). Follow the buzz on D&T's Facebook fan page!