Saturday, January 20, 2018

ginui nui

2 oz Privateer Gin
3/4 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Becherovka (*)
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with an orange peel-cherry flag.
(*) Perhaps sub cinnamon syrup in a pinch.
Two Saturdays ago, one of my guests at work desired a citrus-forward gin drink, and I inquired if a gin Tiki idea would work. When I got the affirmative, I set to work on an idea that I had after spotting a fresh batch of vanilla syrup in the bar fridge. That idea was to riff on Don the Beachcomber's 1937 Pupule that he later renamed the Nui Nui, and to lock in the tropical feel, I selected Privateer's Tiki Gin. Lacking cinnamon syrup at the new bar, I opted for Becherovka that along with the gin led to a much more complex spice palate than the original and worked great with the Donn's Spices #2.

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