Thursday, January 25, 2018

molokai mishap

1 oz Cocchi Americano
1 oz Rothman & Winter Peach Liqueur (Briottet Crème de Peche de Vigne)
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Rhum Agricole Blanc (Clement Premiere Canne)
8 drop Bittermens Tiki Bitters (1 dash Bittermens Burlesque)

Build in a double old fashioned glass (small Tiki mug) over two large ice cubes (cracked ice), and stir.

Two Thursdays ago, I turned to my new copy of Sarah Baird's New Orleans Cocktails to see if there were any tropical drinks to match the Tiki the Snow Away theme this month on Instagram. When I came upon the section of drink recipes from Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, I was drawn in by Brad Smith's Molokai Mishap for it reminded me of two older equal parts cocktails: the 1937 One Way with the peach element and the 1903-1933 Checkers with rum, pineapple, and aromatized wine.
The Molokai Mishap greeted the nose with grassy and peach aromas. Next, pineapple on the sip was followed by more grassy rum and peach elements on the swallow for what made for a great tropical low proof number to round out my evening.

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