Saturday, October 13, 2012

the getaway

1 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Another drink that I found on BonAppetit was a Cynar Daiquiri called the Getaway by Derek Brown of the Columbia Room in Washington, D.C. The Getaway offered up dark black strap molasses aromas that were countered by the citrus' brightness. Similarly, the tart lemon countered the sweet molasses and caramel notes on the sip, and finally, the swallow offered the black strap rum merging with the Cynar's funky herbal notes. Overall, I was quite surprised at how light this drink was, although that matches the profile of some of Derek's other recipes such as the Bitter Peach.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We like this one quite a bit...has a slightly spicy "holiday" feel but the lightness you mentioned...a pleasant surprise...