Saturday, September 8, 2018

diplomat's son

1 1/2 oz Diplomatico Gran Reserva Rum (Reserva Exclusiva)
1 oz Blanc Vermouth (Dolin)
1/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Pineapple Juice

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

Two Saturdays ago, I wanted something stirred to sip on so I opted for a rum drink that I had spotted on ShakeStir. The recipe was the Diplomat's Son that Boston bartender Daren Swisher crafted while at JM Curley circa 2014 for a competition on that website. Daren explained his idea as, "Inspired by the stirred classic El Presidente and [the] dark rum, pineapple, Campari combination of the Jungle Bird. It uses the Diplomatico Reserva with the new Carpano Bianco and small portions of Campari for bitterness and balance and fresh, unsweetened pineapple juice for acid, sweetness, and body."
The Diplomat's Son proffered dark rum, bitter orange, and hints of pineapple to the nose. Next, caramel, white grape, and pineapple on the silky sip led into dark rum and bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a tropical orange-pineapple finish.

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