Thursday, January 19, 2017

dashboard hula girl

1 1/2 oz Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple Rum
3/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
3/4 oz Averna

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with flamed orange oil from a twist.
After my work shift two Thursdays ago, I went with my co-workers up the street to Trina's Starlite Lounge for a nightcap. For a drink, I asked bartender Nabanita Nag for the Dashboard Hula Girl. Nabanita explained how this was created by Tainah Soares as a tribute to the old band that one of the Parlor Sports' bartenders was in; moreover, a little research discovered that the drink was first placed on the menu with pineapple-infused El Dorado 12 Year Rum and Amaro Montenegro before the recipe switched to Plantation and Averna. Once mixed, the Dashboard Hula Girl gave forth orange and nutty aromas with a dark note from the Averna and perhaps the rum. Next, grape and caramel on the sip stepped aside to rum, pineapple, nutty, and herbal flavors on the swallow.

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