Wednesday, September 2, 2015

golden shellback

1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat (BG Reynolds)
1/2 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/2 oz Benedictine
1 1/2 oz Lost Spirits Polynesian Rum (Denizen White)

Shake with ice and strain into a Tiki mug filled with crushed ice. Garnish with Tiki intent, and add a straw.

My quest for my nightcap drink two Fridays ago started earlier that week with an Instagram from CocktailWonk mentioning that he made at home Jason Alexander's Golden Shellback that Jason created at Tacoma Cabana in Washington State. This sent me on a search to find a recipe since the ingredients sounded intriguing, and luckily Tiare had posted one in an interview she did with Jason.
Since the drink was an attractive yellow color instead of a murky brown one, I decided to show off the drink in a fancy glass vase instead of an opaque mug. Once constructed, the Golden Shellback shared floral and mint aromas. Next, the sip was lemon with a fruitiness from the pineapple, but most of the pineapple flavor came through on the swallow along with rum notes, nutty orgeat, and a pleasing herbal complexity.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Rose of Sharon? Nice!