Sunday, April 9, 2017

death to winter

1 oz El Dorado 12 Year Rum
1 oz Clement Select Barrel Rhum Agricole
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz House Falernum

Shake with ice, strain into a Tiki mug, and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple fruit leaf and a lime wheel, lightly dust the top with powdered cinnamon, and add a straw.

On my way home from work two Sunday nights ago, there was time to catch last call at Backbar. For a drink, I asked Kat Lamper for the Death to Winter from the menu, and it turned out to be her libation. The menu read "almond" instead of falernum, so I assumed that it meant orgeat and the combination reminded me of the Cuban Anole with pineapple juice. However, Kat explained that their house falernum has a decent almond aspect to it, and they listed it that way for allergy concerns. With it still being quite chilly outside, why not beg for the death of winter?
The Death to Winter gave forth a cinnamon and lime bouquet that led into lime, pineapple, and caramel on the sip. Next, the swallow continued on with the tropical notes with rum, nutty, cinnamon, and clove flavors.

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