Monday, November 15, 2010

pineapple tree

1 1/2 oz Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc
3/4 oz Pineapple Syrup
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top with soda water, float a few dashes of Angostura Bitters on top, and garnish with a wide lime twist, a pineapple fruit leaf, and a straw.
Two Sundays ago, Ben Sandrof was hosting another Sunday Salon in the back room of a local establishment, and since I had missed the last one (co-hosted by Deep Ellum's Max Toste) when I was in Ireland, I was extra eager to attend this one. New on the menu was the Pineapple Tree which Ben sold me on with the declaration that it was on the dry side. The drink started with a lime aroma from the twist and a clove note from the bitters. A crisp pineapple sip was chased by lime and the rhum agricole on the swallow. Ben's assessment that the Pineapple Tree was on the dry side became even more true once the floated Angostura Bitters' spice became integrated into the sip. Just like his CLT Peche, the Pineapple Tree went down rather fast and I could easily see drinking many of these if it were not for variety's sake and the fact that I had work the following morning.

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