Tuesday, February 17, 2015

eye of the storm

1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1 oz Clement Premiere Canne
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Caffè Borghetti
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass containing 2-3 oz ginger ale, ice cubes, and 3 lime wheels. Add a straw.
One of my favorite new drinks on the Russell House Tavern cocktail menu is the Eye of the Storm. This recipe was created by bar manager Ashish Mitra as a play on a Dark & Stormy with inspiration from the Jungle Bird and other tiki drinks. To me, it seemed like a more complex Suffering Bastard or a riff on a Mr. Bali Hai before I read the recipe notes. Once prepared, it offered the respective funkiness of the Smith & Cross and rhum agricole on the nose. Next, carbonated lime, rum's caramel, and hints of coffee roast filled the sip. Finally, the swallow was a combination of grassy and funky rums that finished with ginger, vanilla, and lingering dark roast coffee notes.


Paul said...

Hi Frederick ! What would you do if the Agricole Rhum is 50%, would you use the same amount or cut it down to maybe 3/4 oz ?

frederic said...

I would just go with the recipe. It seems forgiving in terms of the rum amount.