Wednesday, August 17, 2016

jungle stirred

1 oz Plantation Jamaica 2001 Rum
1 oz Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple Rum
3/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Velvet Falernum
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with lime oil from a twist.

Two Wednesdays ago, my travels ended me up at Brick & Mortar where I had the chance to peruse their new menu. For a drink, I asked bartender Rob Hoover for the Jungle Stirred. Rob explained that it was bartender Matty Durgin's recipe that was a straight spirits riff on the Jungle Bird. Here, the pineapple and lime juice elements were swapped to pineapple rum and lime oil, and a spice element was added through falernum and bitters to make for a proper cocktail.
The Jungle Stirred gave forth lime and caramel aromas from the garnish and dark rums, respectively. Next, the sip was rather fruity from the Campari's orange and the rum's pineapple notes, and the swallow began with funky rum and a bitter orange-pineapple combination and ended with the bitterness transitioning into a spice finish.

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