Monday, February 27, 2017

the facts concerning the late van hagen & the thirsty man's safari

1 oz Rumfire Jamaican Overproof White Rum
1/2 oz Rhum Clement Select Barrel (Depaz)
1/2 oz Don Q Añejo Rum (Don Q Gold)
2 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
1/2 oz Sirop de Canne (JM)
2 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Build in a Tiki mug, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Garnish with 2 lime wedges, a cherry, mint sprigs, and freshly grated nutmeg (nutmeg and a paper umbrella).

Two Mondays ago, I spotted an interesting drink that Jason Alexander of Washington State's Tacoma Cabana posted about called "The Facts Concerning the Late Van Hagen & The Thirsty Man's Safari." When questioned, Jason confirmed that the name was indeed 12 words long. Though that was not my question, I did inquire about the history of the drink since he claimed not to have created it. Jason attributed the genesis of the recipe to The Thirsty Man's Safari created by Jochen Hirschfeld who runs a design site called Van Hagen. Indeed, Jason changed the rums and some of the proportions but still kept the essence of the drink and tacked on another 8 words to the name. Overall, it appeared like a gussied up and funky Mr. Bali Hai with lime instead of lemon, so it was definitely worthy of a go.
The drink itself shared a nutmeg aroma from the garnish that accented the rum funk notes. Next, pineapple and lime on the sip led into funky and grassy rums and coffee flavors on the swallow.

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