Thursday, August 23, 2018

documentary daiquiri

2 oz Aged Rum (Diplomatico Añejo)
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe rinsed with Fernet Branca Menta, and garnish with a mint leaf.
Two Thursdays ago, I selected a Daiquiri variation posted on Imbibe Magazine by Damon Boelte of Prime Meats in New York. Despite the similarity to Kirk Estopinal's Tiger Balm that appeared in Rogue Cocktails and that I made last autumn, I was definitely happy to give this one a whirl. In the glass, the rinse and garnish contributed a minty and menthol bouquet. Next, crisp lime on the sip transitioned to rum on the swallow with subtle herbal complexity on the finish.

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