Tuesday, August 25, 2015

honey suckle

1 jigger Bacardi (1 1/4 oz Denizen 8 Year Rum)
1 dash Sherry (3/4 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry)
1/2 tsp Honey (1/2 oz Honey Syrup)
Juice 1 Lime (1/2 oz Lime Juice)

Stir with ice and fill with Vichy carbonated water; serve in a goblet (shake with ice and strain into a Fizz glass containing 2 oz soda water; garnish with a lime wheel).

After returning home from Backbar, we were in the mood for a nightcap. Therefore, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and spotted the Honey Suckle. With rum, honey, lime, and carbonation in the mix, it reminded me of the Air Mail; however, instead of the better known drink's champagne, this one had a wine element of sherry and a carbonated element of soda water.
The Honey Suckle offered a funky dark rum bouquet to the nose. A carbonated sip showed off lime, honey, and caramel richness, while the swallow offered rum funk blending into nutty sherry flavors.

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