Monday, November 6, 2017


2 oz La Favorite Rhum Agricole Blanc (Clement Premiere Canne)
1/2 oz Batavia Arrack Van Oosten
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz 2:1 Cane Sugar Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lime wedge (omit).
Two Mondays ago, I reached for the Death & Co. Cocktail Book and ended up in the Daiquiri variation section. There, Phil Ward's 2008-vintage D.W.B. or Daiquiri with Benefits seemed like a good way to cap off the evening. For a spirit base in an otherwise straightforward Daiquiri was the funky combination of rhum agricole and Batavia Arrack which I have only had paired together in the Sang et Sable. Once shaken and strained, the nose offered grassiness from the rhum agricole and a funk from both liquors that were brightened by the lime aroma. Next, the lime sang out on the sip, and the swallow was the intriguing transition of grassy flavors finishing with dry funk from the Batavia Arrack.

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