Thursday, November 5, 2020

requiem for a doomed star

2 oz Rum Fire Overproof Jamaican Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
4 dash Absinthe (1/8 oz Kübler)

Whip shake with crushed ice, pour into a Tiki mug, and fill with crushed ice. I garnished with a spent half lime shell and chocolate mint sprigs. No instructions were provided with the recipe, so this was how I interpreted the build.

Two Thursdays ago, Jason Alexander posted a drink on the Tiki Recipes group on Facebook, and I decided to make this curiously named number, Requiem for a Doomed Star, that evening. I was able to track down that he has been serving this drink on the Devil's Reef menu since the beginning of the year. The form reminded me a little of a Test Pilot and a Jet Pilot, and the cinnamon and vanilla combination was one found in classics like the Nui Nui and more modern ones like the Expedition.
The Requiem for a Doomed Star broadcasted a chocolate mint aroma over funky rum, vanilla, cinnamon, and anise notes. Next, lime dominated the sip that transitioned into rum funk, anise, and cinnamon that came across like caraway on the swallow with vanilla and more funk on the finish.

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