Thursday, December 16, 2010

prince farrington punch

1 oz Root Liqueur
1 oz Brugal Añejo Rum (Lemon Hart 80)
1/2 oz Tamarind Pulp
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Falernum (1 barspoon Velvet)
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters
2 oz Ginger Ale (Hansen's Cane Soda)

Shake all but the ginger ale with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel.

On Friday night, I was eager to mix something with our new purchase of Root Liqueur. Luckily, the company's webpage has a lot of good recipes from Philidelphia bartenders to choose from. The one that caught my eye was the Prince Farrington Punch created by Pheobe Esmon, the head bartender at Chick's Café. The drink was named after Prince David Farrington, one of the most successful moonshiners and bootleggers during and after Prohibition. Prince Farrington operated in Pennsylvania, and besides being know as the "King of Bootleggers," his generosity to his community made him an even greater folk hero.
The Prince Farrington Punch greeted the nose with lime, root beer, and ginger aromas. The sip was crisp lime coupled with tamarind's tartness that was balanced by the sweetness of the ginger ale and liqueur. Moreover, the swallow was a combination of ginger from the soda and root beer notes from the liqueur. Indeed, the combination of Root, tamarind, and ginger worked exceptionally well in this drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Phoebe is an AMAZING bartender. A favorite of mine is the Bombolini Il Pazzo. It's a revelation!

Bombolini il Pazzo

* 2 ounces Dolin Rouge
* 1 ounce Dolin Dry
* 1 ounce Averna
* 1 drop orange flower water

Serve Up, flamed orange garnish.