Saturday, November 10, 2012

slurred word

1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass.

Sunday after returning home from Portland Cocktail Week, Andrea and I went to Trina's Starlite Lounge for dinner. For a drink, I selected the Slurred Word from their Last Word and variations section of the menu. I have to assume that the slurred part of the drink is a nod to the potent Navy strength Smith & Cross Rum as the base spirit along with the overproof Green Chartreuse accent. The Slurred Word veers from the four equal parts recipe by inserting a fifth ingredient, pineapple juice, in the mix.
smith & cross rum last word trina's starlite lounge somerville
The funky Smith & Cross aroma filled the nose along with a fruit note from either the pineapple or Maraschino. Next, the lime and pineapple sip was followed by the rum at the beginning of the swallow and the Chartreuse and Maraschino at the end. Overall, the addition of pineapple fit in well here for it smoothed out the drink and worked well with the Green Chartreuse such that the lime paired more with the Maraschino instead. Moreover, Andrea commented that pineapple heightened the cinnamon-like note she finds in the Smith & Cross.  In addition, the drink was very different from Lineage's Smith & Cross Last Word variation, namely the Final Voyage.

1 comment:

Joseph Tkach III said...

That's the funniest variation I've seen.