Monday, August 8, 2016

the expedition

1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1/4 oz Bittermens New Orleans Coffee Liqueur (Galliano Ristretto)
2 oz Black Blended Rum (Coruba)
1 oz Bourbon (1/2 oz each Fighting Cock 103, Wild Turkey 81)
2 oz Seltzer

Add to a mixing tin with 12 oz crushed ice, briefly blend, and pour into a Kuhiko Tiki mug or other 16 oz glass (shake all but seltzer with ice, strain into a Tiki mug containing the seltzer, top with crushed ice). Garnish with an edible orchid (ornamental pea blossoms and mint).

The Monday of returning from Tales of the Cocktail two weeks ago, I turned to the Smuggler's Cove book for inspiration. There, I spotted the recipe for the Expedition which is a drink that Andrea had at Martin Cate's San Francisco bar. Luckily, she bought the vessel as a souvenir, and I was able to make this drink at home with the proper Kuhiko mug.
The Expedition presented a floral and mint aroma that preceded a carbonated lime and caramel sip. Finally, the swallow shared funky rum, Bourbon, vanilla, and coffee-caramel notes with a cinnamon finish.

No comments: