Sunday, November 13, 2016

lifting the fog

1 1/2 oz Privateer Silver Rum
3/4 oz Lustau Spanish Brandy (*)
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
1/2 oz Demerara Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass. Fill with crushed ice almost to the top, float 1/2 oz Sercial Madeira, and garnish with an orange-cherry flag.
(*) The original also included 1/2 oz Batavia Arrack but was removed to make the menu item less of a booze bomb. However, this is what some of the sweet modifiers were working to balance.
One of the other drinks that caught my eye in the Loyal Nine barbook was Jon Theris' drink of the day called Lifting the Fog. His riff on the Fog Cutter swapped passion fruit for orange, falernum for orgeat, and Madeira for shery in the float. Instead of gin, Jon included Batavia Arrack in the mix, but it was removed when it hit the Fall 2016 menu to reduce the overall alcohol content.

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