Saturday, April 16, 2016

pinwheel swizzle

1 1/2 oz Blackwell Jamaican Rum
3/4 oz Orgeat
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Campari
2 dash Fee's Peach Bitters

Build in a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Garnish with a rosemary sprig (omitted) and a pinwheel.

After I closed up the bar last Sunday, I ventured over to Backbar for last call to continue my Swizzle study. One of the previous drinks of the day was bartender Dan Braganca's Pinwheel Swizzle that had the perfect combination of orgeat and Campari akin to the Bitter Maitai, Chestnut Cup, and other drinks. Dan explained that he could make the drink, but due to the kitchen being closed for remodeling, he had to omit the rosemary sprig that was half of the garnish game.
The Pinwheel Swizzle began with a nutty orange nose from the orgeat-Campari pairing. Next, lime and orange on the sip transitioned into dark rum and an interaction of nutty almond and Campari that softened the amaro's bitter blow on the swallow.

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