Wednesday, September 2, 2015

shingle stain

1/2 Lime (1/2 oz Juice)
1 oz Dark Jamaican Rum (Coruba)
1/2 oz St. James Rum (Vale d' Paul Aguardente Nova de Santo Antão)
1/4 oz Pimento Dram (St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram)
1 dash Pomegranate Syrup (1/4 oz)

Shake with cracked ice and pour over cracked ice in a 12 oz chimney glass.

Two Thursdays ago after a shift at work, I turned to Trader Vic's 1946 Book of Food & Drink and returned to the Shingle Stain. I had passed over this recipe before due to the name, but I gave in due to Vic's plea, "Now don't take a shingle off the roof. This is really good. No fooling." Moreover, I figured that it was a good recipe to break in one of my new purchases at the Boston Shaker store's tiki sale.
The garnishes I added contributed mint and floral aromas to the drink that masked the funky and grassy rums and allspice liqueur. Next, the sip shared the dark rum's caramel notes along with lime and pomegranate flavors, and the swallow featured the grassy and funky rums that were complemented by an allspice finish.

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