Tuesday, January 30, 2018

the undead gentleman

1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Velvet Falernum
1 oz Black Blended Overproof Rum (Plantation OFTD)
1 1/2 oz Blended Aged Rum (R.L. Seale's 10 Year)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe rinsed with absinthe blanche (Butterfly), and garnish with intertwined lime and grapefruit twists.
Two Tuesdays ago, my search for another Tiki the Snow Away recipe led me to the Smuggler's Cove book. There, I stopped on Martin Cate's The Undead Gentleman that was essentially a served up version of the 1934 Zombie minus the grenadine. Once prepared, The Undead Gentleman greeted the nose with cinnamon, anise, and lime aromas. Next, lime and grapefruit mingled on the sip, and that led into robust rums, cinnamon, clove, and anise flavors on the swallow with an almost cherry note on the finish as the drink warmed up. Moreover, Andrea commented that the absinthe really worked well with the funkier notes in Plantation's OFTD overproof rum.

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