Saturday, June 11, 2016

death bed

1 oz Pampero Aniversario Rum (Plantation Dark)
3/4 oz Barbancourt Rhum Blanc (Depaz Rhum Agricole)
3/4 oz Cherry Heering
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice

Build in a Collins glass, add crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Top with crushed ice, and garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherries on a pick.
Two Saturdays ago, I reached for the PDT Cocktail Book for my evening's nightcap. The one that spoke to me was John Deragon's Death Bed that he created circa 2009 to sooth the malaise from a cold that left him bedridden. Once prepared, the Death Bed greeted the senses with a lime and grassy aroma. Next, the sip was filled with vague fruit notes from the muddled combination of lime, cherry, and pineapple, and the swallow began with dark and grassy rum flavors and ended with dark cherry notes.

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