Friday, September 7, 2018

beachcomber's punch

1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Apricot Brandy (Combier)
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz Demerara Rum (El Dorado 5 Year0
1 dash Angostura Bitters
6 drop Pernod (Butterfly Absinthe)

Blend with 6 oz crushed ice for 5 seconds and pour into a flute glass (whip shake and pour into a Tiki mug). Top with ice (crushed) and garnish with a mint sprig.
Two Fridays ago, I ventured into Beachbum Berry's Remixed and spotted the Beachcomber's Punch crafted by Donn Beach at his original Hollywood bar back in the 1930s. The combination seemed like a more fruit-driven and less spice precursor to the 1950s Jet Pilot, so I was curious to give it a whirl. Once prepared, the Beachcomber's Punch displayed a mint aroma over apricot and rum notes. Next, a rich lime, caramel, and grapefruit sip slid into rum, apricot, and clove-anise spice flavors on the swallow.

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