Thursday, February 9, 2017

foul weather friend

1 1/2 oz Demerara White Rum (El Dorado 3 Year)
1/2 oz Smith & Cross Rum
3/4 oz Licor 43
1/2 oz Campari
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a goblet (Tiki mug), fill with crushed ice, and garnish with fresh mint and a cocktail umbrella.

Two Thursdays ago, I decided to make a riff of Trader Vic's Foul Weather that I had spotted on the ModernTiki blog. ModernTiki found the flavors to be a bit more flat than they were expecting from reading the original recipe, and they re-arranged the flavors into the Foul Weather Friend. When I made Trader Vic's, I translated the dash of vanilla as a quarter ounce of Navan Liqueur; here, they used another vanilla-forward (and less defunct) cordial, Licor 43. The biggest change here overall was splitting the orange juice with Campari.
The Foul Weather Friend shared a Jamaican rum funk aroma along with citrus notes on the nose. Next, orange, lemon, and caramel on the sip led into funky rum, bitter orange, and vanilla on the swallow. The only flavor that was lacking as compared to the original was the passion fruit which got lost here in the mix.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

Sounds delicious! "Less defunct" 👌I like it!