Saturday, December 26, 2020

yule grog

3/4 oz Aged Jamaican Rum (3/8 oz each Plantation Xaymaca and Smith & Cross)
3/4 oz Aged Barbados Rum (RL Seale 10 Year)
3/4 oz Pineapple Rum (Plantation)
1/4 oz Branca Menta
1/4 oz Don's Spices #2 (1/8 oz each vanilla syrup and Hamilton's Allspice Dram)
1/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Graperuit Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a Grog ice cone, and garnish with mint sprigs, flowers, and powdered sugar (omit the garnishes).

Two Saturdays ago, I was lured in by one of Brian Maxwell's Christmas drinks that he posted on his Shaker of Spirits blog. That one was the Yule Grog which was a riff on the Navy Grog with the honey found in Don the Beachcomber's version and the allspice from Trader Vic's. There were other flavors added to the mix including vanilla, passion fruit (found in the Old Yellowstain Grog), pineapple, and Branca Menta.
The Yule Grog presented a tropical aroma from the passion fruit syrup and the pineapple rum. Next, lime, grapefruit, passion fruit, and honey filled the sip, and the swallow rounded out the profile with funky rum, pineapple, allspice, and minty-menthol flavors.

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