Sunday, January 17, 2016

west indies fizz

2/3 Bacardi (1 1/2 oz El Dorado 5 Year)
Juice 1 Lime (1/2 oz)
3 dash Pineapple Juice (1/2 oz)
3 dash Sherry (1/2 oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez)

Shake with ice and strain into a 5 oz Toddy glass and fill with soda water (6 oz Fizz glass containing 1 1/2 oz soda water). I added a lime wheel as garnish.

Two Tuesdays ago, I turned to Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933 and found an interesting drink in the rum's Sour section called the West Indies. Since there are many drinks that make use of that name such as the West Indies Punch, I tacked on the term "Fizz" to better differentiate it. Moreover, the combination of rum, sherry, pineapple, and lime seemed appealing since it worked rather well in the Kuula Hina.
The West Indies Fizz began with a lime and raisiny aroma. The carbonated grape sip was aided by the lime's crispness, and the swallow offered rum and raisin notes with a dry pineapple finish. Indeed, upping the pineapple juice amount would not hurt here to tie the drink together.

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