Friday, November 4, 2016

port light

2 oz Bourbon (Old Granddad Bonded)
1 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 Egg White

Dry blend, add 12 oz crushed ice, and blend again (shake once without ice and once with ice). Pour into a footed Pilsner glass and garnish with a swizzle stick (strain into a glass, and garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon twist).

I had spotted in the Smuggler's Cove Cocktail Book a variation of the Port Light that was different than the one more classic one presented in Beachbum Berry's Remixed (see below). Instead of the grenadine egg-less number, this one was closer to the Starboard Light with honey and egg white. While the passion fruit, grenadine, and citrus trio appears in many other classic Tiki drinks such as the Pahoehoe, the passion fruit, honey, and citrus one works so much better such as in the Don's Special Daiquiri. So two Fridays ago, I set to work.
The Port Light gave forth a mint and Bourbon aroma that shared hints of honey and lemon. Next, a creamy lemon and honey sip transitioned into whiskey on the swallow with a tropical finish.
Port Light (from Remixed)
• 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
• 1 oz Lemon Juice
• 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
• 1/4 oz Grenadine
Blend with 8 oz crushed ice, pour into a Port Light glass, and top with ice.

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