Friday, August 26, 2011

barbados fix

1 1/2 Barbados Rum (Plantation 5 Year)
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup (Trader Tiki/BG Reynolds)
1/2 oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup (1:1)

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lime slices and/or berries in season. Add a straw.
Last week for Thursday Drink Night, the theme was rum in honor of National Rum Week. For a idea, I decided to go with one of my favorite 19th century styles, the Fix, and chose to take it in a slightly Tiki direction. With lime as the citrus, I opted for passion fruit syrup as one of the sweeteners. In considering a second sweetener, I recalled the Beacon Fix that used an rooibus-bergamot tisane syrup and decided to make my own Earl Grey tea syrup. Once mixed, the drink began with a lime aroma that contained a less descript sweet note to it. The sip contained the a citrus-passion fruit flavor, and following that was the lime, rum, bergamot, and black tea notes on the swallow.

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