Friday, May 2, 2014

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3/4 oz Batavia Arrack
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Campari
1 pinch Salt

Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass filled with ice and 2-3 oz of Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey IPA. Garnish with a lime wheel and a dash of Angostura Bitters, and add a straw.

Two Mondays ago, we paid a visit to Estragon for dinner. For a first libation, I asked bartender Sahil Mehta if I could try his submission recipe for the Tales of the Cocktail "Taming the Hurricane" competition. His reinvention used Batavia Arrack as the rum and added Campari and English-style IPA flavors to the mix. Moreover, I was interested in revisiting the Campari-passion fruit combination that worked so well in the Novara and Antoine's Demise.
The lime wheel and Angostura Bitters garnishes contributed fresh citrus aromas and spice to the nose. A carbonated lime, passion fruit, and malt sip gave way to the Batavia Arrack, more passion fruit, and bitter notes from the Campari and hops on the swallow. The beer worked rather well to dry out the drink, and the pinch of salt seemed to mellow out any rough edges.

1 comment:

Sahil said...

Thanks, Fred. (I used rhum agricole for the submission but that one I had to make at home. And I doubled the proportions for the hurricane glass.)