Wednesday, August 3, 2016

death & sundries

1 1/2 oz Fino Sherry
3/4 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1 barspoon Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
10 drop Bittermens Tiki Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a Double Old Fashioned glass, fill with ice cubes, and garnish with mint.

For a second drink at Cane & Table, I selected the Death & Sundries which turned out to be Sam Parrie's drink. It was described on the menu as "bright and refreshing with a chocolate finish and a touch of funk." Sam was unaware of the Floridita Daiquiri #3 when she created this, but I was definitely drawn to the similarity and looking forward to the combination with the fino sherry instead of sweet vermouth.
Once prepared, the Death & Sundries gave forth mint and Jamaican funk to the nose. Next, lime and sherry's crispness were countered by the rich demerara syrup on the sip, and the swallow was an elegant combination of funky rum, fino sherry, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, the drink was much cleaner in feel than the Floridita Daiquiri #3 given the sherry and more dynamic with the interesting rum.

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