Saturday, December 10, 2016


1 1/2 oz Dark Rum (Angostura 7 Year)
3/4 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina
1/2 oz Kahlua Midnight (Galliano Ristretto)
2 dash Angostura Bitters
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
After my shift two Saturdays ago, I reached for The Canon Cocktail Book and happened upon the Coraje that reminded me of a rum-based Revolver with a bit of quinquina for complexity. A web search of the drink turned up that the Canon has used Appleton V/X as their dark rum, so I opted for Angostura 7 Year here. Once prepared, the Coraje meaning courage or bravery shared an orange oil aroma over darker elements from the rum and coffee liqueur. Next, the sip gave forth caramel, grape, and dark roast flavors, and the swallow began with rum and coffee and ended with orange and bitter notes.

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