Friday, December 9, 2016

swizzle me timbers

1 1/2 oz Bacardi 8 (Barbancourt 8 Year Rum)
1/2 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Orgeat
1 oz Lime Juice
2 pinch Mint Leaves

Build in a Collins glass, muddle mint leaves, and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle to mix and chill, and garnish with a mint bouquet (lime wheel and mint sprigs).

Two Fridays ago, I decided to make a recipe that I had spotted on ShakeStir called Swizzle Me Timbers. The drink was the creation of Brian Prugalidad of San Diego's Campfire, and I was drawn to it for it appeared like a mint and Becherovka instead of orange liqueur Mai Tai similar to the cinnamon substitution in the Cuban Anole and the Becherovka and cinnamon substitution in the Face for Radio.
The Swizzle Me Timbers proffered a mint and lime aroma that led into a creamy lime sip. Next, the swallow held much of the complexity with rum, nutty, clove, and cinnamon flavors with growing mint notes that took a sip or two to enter into the picture.

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