Tuesday, July 7, 2015

mistaken for strangers

1 1/2 oz Aged Rum Mix (*)
1/2 oz Pineapple Syrup
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe.
(*) 3 parts Barbancourt 5 Year to 1 part El Dorado 12 Year

The drink that Andrea asked bartender Liz Mann for at Spoke was the Mistaken for Strangers. Bar manager Chris Danforth later explained that the name of his creation was how people do not expect older sipping-style rums to be utilized in cocktails. The flavor combination reminded me of Brick and Mortar's riff on a Jungle Bird called the Jets to Brazil but completely reconfigured here. And it had absolutely nothing to do with Brick & Mortar's grappa-based Mistaken for Strangers either.
This Mistaken for Strangers shared a vague fruitiness that perhaps had more Aperol aromas than lemon or pineapple. Orange with hints of pineapple on the sip transitioned into dark rums on the swallow with pineapple and rhubarb on the finish.

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