Wednesday, July 8, 2015

jersey isle julep

1 oz Privateer Amber Rum
1 oz Amaro Montenegro
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 pinch Mint

Muddle mint in simple syrup in a Tulip glass. Add the rest of the ingredients and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig, grate nutmeg over the top, and add straws.
Two Thursdays ago, Andrea and I took the commuter rail up to Beverly to have dinner at Barrel House. On the bar that night were Sarah Waltman and John Wierszchalek, and bar manager Sean Maher was floating around helping out throughout the restaurant. For a first drink, I asked Sarah for the Jersey Isle Julep which seemed perfect for the warm evening. In the glass, it offered a spicy herbal aroma from the nutmeg and mint. Sweet citrus on the sip led into rum, mint, tangerine, and spice on the swallow. Overall, the Jersey Isle Julep pleasantly fell somewhere between a Rum Julep and a Tiki drink.

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