Friday, October 21, 2016

kona swizzle

Juice 1/2 Lime (1/2 oz)
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Barbados Rum (Plantation 5 Year Barbados)
1 oz Siegert's Bouquet Rum (Angostura 7 Year)

Build in a 12 oz Sling glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Decorate with a spent lime shell, fresh mint, and a fruit stick (omit).
After my bar shift two Fridays ago, I selected Trader Vic's 1974 Rum Cookery & Drinkery to help me with my late evening's adventures. For a nightcap, I searched for recipes marked Trader Vic originals and selected the Kona Swizzle since the combination of a pair of rums, orgeat, and lime seemed like it could do no wrong. Indeed, the drink gave forth an intriguing floral note from the mint combining with the spent lime rind on the nose. Next, the orgeat's creaminess was complemented by the aged rums' caramel and countered by the lime's crispness on the sip, and the swallow began with the aged rums and the orgeat's earthy nuttiness before returning to hints of tart lime on the finish.

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