Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2070 swizzle

1 oz Aged Rum such as Angostura 1919 (Denizen 8 Year)
1 oz 151 proof Demerara Rum (Lemon Hart)
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Allspice Dram
(1/2 oz Lime Juice -- see not below)
4 drops Absinthe (Herbsaint)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Top with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs and freshly grated nutmeg.
Note: Recipes on the web have 1/2 oz lime juice, but I followed the book's specs.

Two Tuesdays ago, I decided to make a drink that I had spotted in Paul Clarke's The Cocktail Chronicles. I was lured in for the recipe was created by rum wizard Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove and the ingredients seemed to do no wrong. While I lacked Angostura 1919 Rum at home to properly make this drink (for 1919 + 151 = 2070), I felt that Denizen 8 Year Rum had enough intrigue to fill in the gaps. It took me a moment after making it to realize that I had not juiced a thing, and without citrus, it was a Tiki Old Fashioned as a Swizzle.
The 2070 Swizzle greeted the nose with a woodsy aroma from the nutmeg that hovered over the mint undertones. Next, honey and caramel on the sip gave way to rich rums, allspice, and other spice notes on the swallow along with a smooth mouthfeel.


Unknown said...

I'm pretty sure this is supposed to have 1/2 oz of lime juice.

frederic said...

Thank you. The recipes on the web have the lime juice and I now mention that in the post, but I followed the books specs (which seem to be wrong).