Thursday, July 23, 2015

like cockatoos

1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
3/4 oz Bigallet China-China Amer Liqueur
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
1/2 Lemon (cubed)
1/2 Strawberry

Muddle the lemon pieces and strawberry, shake with ice, and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Add straws, garnish with an orange twist, and mist with 7 spritzes of Angostura Bitters.

Like my three previous Tales of the Cocktails, I spent Tuesday night making the pilgrimage to Freret Street to get drinks at the Cure. Given the name, it was bound to happen -- a drink at the Cure named after a song by the Cure. This one was dubbed after one of my favorites from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and was created by bartender Braden LaGrone. The Like Cockatoos was very Cobbler-esque save for the stronger spirits and perhaps the lack of crushed ice.
The orange twist on the Like Cockatoos was reminiscent of the parrot's head plumage and it contributed to the drink's aroma along with the Angostura Bitters' clove and other spice notes. On the palate, caramel and orange on the sip gave way to funk rum and Pimm's-like flavors on the swallow.

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