Friday, July 31, 2015

missionary's downfall

1 oz Cruzan White Rum
1 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Bols Peach Brandy
1/2 oz Lime Juice
2 oz Diced Pineapple (1/4 cup)
7-10 Mint Leaves
6 oz Crushed Ice (3/4 cup)

Blend for 20 seconds, pour into a goblet, garnish with a mint sprig, and add a straw.

Saturday evening after the seminars were over, I returned to Latitude 29 and asked them for something they probably do not often hear, namely, "What is your lowest ABV drink?" It sort of goes against the concept of Tiki drinks and their hidden potency; however, I was hungry and had heard great things about their food, and I had a big night of drinking ahead at the Bartender's Breakfast. The bartender replied that the Missionary's Downfall only had a single ounce of rum and was my best bet. This Missionary's Downfall recipe was created by Don the Beachcomber circa 1940s with the earliest versions dating back to 1937. Latitude 29 followed the recipe in Beachbum Berry's Remixed (not the one in his Grog Log) with the exceptions of using Virgin Island instead of Puerto Rican rum and using less mint (7-10 leaves versus 1/4 cup).
The Missionary's Downfall greeted the nose with a beautiful floral mint aroma with perhaps honey, pineapple, and peach accents. On the palate, creamy pineapple with hints of peach on the sip gave way to a mint swallow with a peach finish.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

One of my faves! A good "evening extender" as Mr Winship puts it.