Wednesday, December 6, 2017

haole's downfall

1 1/2 oz Don Q Cristal Rum (Angostura White Oak)
1/2 oz Kronan Swedish Punsch
1/2 oz Guava (Guava jelly melted down 1:1 with water)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a paper umbrella.
Two Wednesdays ago, I ended up on the Kronan Swedish Punsch website where there were a few suggested recipes. The one that called out to me was the Haole's Downfall crafted by Nick Feather at San Francisco's Restaurant Skool. The ingredient listed as "guava" might have meant guava juice or concentrate (guava syrup would probably be too sweet here given the Swedish punsch and simple syrup already in the recipe), but I had some melted guava jelly left over from the Fascination Street that I figured would work well here. Once prepared, the Haole's Downfall gave forth rum and darker tropical notes perhaps from a combination of the guava and Swedish punsch. Next, lime and caramel were joined by viscosity from the guava's pectin on the sip, and the swallow shared rum, guava, and Swedish punsch's tea and funk flavors.

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