Saturday, July 18, 2015

mari koriko

1 1/2 oz Zacapa Rum (Goslings)
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Falernum
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel, candied pineapple, and a cherry (here, garnished with mint sprigs and ornamental pea plant blossoms).
Two Mondays ago after my bar shift, I turned to a recipe that I had spotted on ShakeStir by Sean Dumke of Seattle's Knee High Stocking Co. called the Mari-Koriko. The drink was named after the Maiori lore for the woman that married Tiki. Once mixed, it offered a mint and floral aroma. Caramel from the rum was balanced by crisp lime on the sip, and the swallow was an elegant medley of dark rum, cherry, pineapple, and clove flavors. Overall, it was rather Singapore Sling-like in feel despite not being a tall drink lightened by soda water.

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