Thursday, August 11, 2016

the great pretender

2 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup (BG Reynolds)
1 tsp Cinnamon Syrup (1/4 oz)

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar.
Two Thursday ago, I reached for the Death & Co. Cocktail Book for my post-shift libation. The Great Pretender from Thomas Waugh seemed like just the thing -- a Daiquiri with pineapple and spice notes. Thomas created the recipe in 2011 as a rum take on Brian Miller's Gilda Cocktail. Once built, the Great Pretender gave forth Jamaican funk to the nose. Next, pineapple and lime on the sip transitioned into funky rum and vanilla on the swallow with a cinnamon finish.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Cue up The Platters...