Monday, September 10, 2012

duke's pearl

1 1/2 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Banks Rum
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Purée
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange twist and add a straw.

Two Mondays ago, we caught a late dinner at Eastern Standard. For a drink, I asked bartender Seth Freidus for the Duke's Pearl which was their take on the 1963 Tiki classic created at Duke's Supper Club. The Eastern Standard tweaks included shaking instead of blending, switching the rum ratios, and adding cinnamon syrup and an orange twist. Also, they opted not to spike every fifth drink with a real pearl as was described in Beachbum Berry's Sippin' Safari.
The orange twist's aroma kicked off the drink. The sip was a combination of the lime and honey with some of the passion fruit flavors. Most of the passion fruit though appeared on the swallow along with the rum, and after a few sips, the swallow finished with growing cinnamon notes.

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