Wednesday, December 7, 2016

devil's left hand

1 oz Plantation 3 Star White Rum
1 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, pour into a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, float 1/2 oz Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Dark Rum, and garnish with an orange twist (ran out of orange peel).

After work two Wednesdays ago, I decided to stop in and check out the Automatic. For a first drink, I asked Drink alumni Sebastian Cañas for the Devil's Left Hand. With the description of "rum blend, Campari, citrus," I was expecting something akin to a rum riff on the Siesta; however, with orgeat and cinnamon syrup in the mix, the recipe took a turn for the Tiki akin to a Bitter Mai Tai crossed with a Cuban Anole.
In the glass, the Devil's Left Hand began with a dark rum aroma. Next, the sip was creamy from the orgeat and complemented by lime and caramel notes, and the swallow offered rum and a bitter orange-cinnamon flavor.

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