Monday, June 5, 2017

mr. howell

1 1/2 oz Flor de Caña 4 Year Rum (Plantation 3 Year)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Maple Syrup
1/2 oz Peaty Islay Scotch (Laphroaig 10 Year)

Shake with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lime wheel (omit).
Two Mondays ago, I turned to Carey Jones' Brooklyn Bartender for inspiration. There, I spied an intriguing smoky Daiquiri called the Mr. Howell that was created by Justin Olsen of the Bearded Lady. The peaty Scotch element reminded me of Avery's Arrack-ari, but here the sweetener was maple instead of sugar syrup. Once in the glass, the Mr. Howell donated a peat smoke nose. Next, lime with the richness from the maple syrup filled the sip, and the swallow was a pleasing combination of the rum, Islay Scotch, and maple flavors.

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