Tuesday, March 21, 2017

rugg road

1 1/2 oz Privateer Amber Rum
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Falernum
1/4 oz Saffron-infused Honey Syrup
2 dash Herbsaint

Build in a tulip glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Garnish with a mint sprig and add a straw.

Two Tuesdays ago, I made my way over to Tavern Road for their inaugural Tiki Tuesday which was sponsored by Privateer Rum. For a libation, I asked bartender Jace Sheehan for the Rugg Road. Jace described how he first created the predecessor of this recipe for the Boston Historical Society; he had called the drink New Needham in regards to how hilly parts of Needham were used as landfill to reclaim parts of the Charles River including where his old bar, A Wink & A Nod, resides. Now that he is at Tavern Road, he renamed the drink the Rugg Road after the location of his preferred motorcycle shop, Madhouse Motors in Allston.
The Rugg Road presented a mint nose that led into a honey and lime-filled sip. Next, the rum joined the falernum's clove and the herbsaint's anise on the swallow.

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