Friday, March 31, 2017

esquivel daiquiri

1 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum
1 oz Blandy's 5 Year Malmsey Madeira
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For drink of the day at Loyal Nine, I was inspired by No. 9 Park's Declaration that was in turn inspired by Brick & Mortar's Two Caravels. Keeping the Declaration's citrus and Madeira backbone, I added in some funky Jamaican white rum and cinnamon syrup to round out the combination. For a name, I dubbed this one the Esquivel Daiquiri after Juan de Esquivel who settled Jamaica in 1509 as well as the other Esquivel, the 20th century space-age lounge music artist. While I did not take detailed tasting notes, the drink's Madeira was rather forward and balanced by rum funk, cinnamon spice, and tart lime.

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