Sunday, August 28, 2022

reef break

1 3/4 oz Suntory Hoku Vodka (Vesica)
1 oz Lustau Fino Sherry (Tio Pepe)
1/4 oz El Dorado 3 Year White Rum (Privateer Tres Aromatique)
1 tsp Giffard Passion Fruit Liqueur (Passion Fruit Syrup)
1 tsp Cinnamon Syrup

Stir with ice, strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with grapefruit oil from a twist.
Two Sundays ago, I came across and intriguing vodka drink in Death & Co.'s Welcome Home book called the Reef Break. This vodka Martini of sorts by Tyson Buhler in 2019 took things in a tropical direction, so I was definitely interested in giving it a try. Once prepared, the Reef Break proffered a grapefruit, passion fruit, and cinnamon aroma. Next, a semi-sweet sip flowed into passion fruit and cinnamon notes on the swallow. The sherry and rum did add a bit of complexity, but here, the modifiers directed the flavor profile.

1 comment:

Excommish said...

I have made this one several times. I have found the subtle complexities to be very delicious!