Thursday, March 1, 2018

pappy chalk

1 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/2 oz Old Bahamian or other Caribbean Rum (R.L. Seale 10 Year)
1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lime wedge (omit).

Two Thursdays ago, I decided to make a rum drink that I had spotted in Benny Roff's Speakeasy that seemed like one of his own creations instead of a early 20th century number. The recipe was the Pappy Chalk named after a retired WWI pilot, Arthur "Pappy" Chalk, who established the first commercial airline between Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas in 1917; during Prohibition, he expanded his business into Bahamian rum importing. Here, the combination of spirit, Swedish punsch, Cocchi Americano, and lime juice reminded me of the tequila-based Chutes & Ladders and the pisco-based Undiscovered Country, so I was game to give this one a try.
The Pappy Chalk proffered a caramel nose with citrus undertones that preceded the caramel and lime sip. Finally, the swallow began with rum followed citrus and hints of tea and Batavia Arrack funk.

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