Tuesday, May 31, 2016

campbell town rock

2 oz Privateer Silver Rum
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Gran Classico
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Bittermens Tiki Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with mint and a lemon-cherry flag.

For a second drink, I asked Vannaluck Hongthong for the Campbell Town Rock. Van described how this was his recipe that he created in honor of Privateer's distiller Maggie Campbell. I was drawn to the recipe by the fact that the ingredients list reminded me of a Hurricane and how well Gran Classico, like Campari, pairs with tropical flavors such as in the Mother of Turin.
The Campbell Town Rock presented a lemon and mint bouquet. Next, lemon and something vaguely tropical on the sip transitioned into rum and the great bitter-tropical combination of passion fruit and Gran Classico on the swallow.

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