Friday, October 19, 2018


1 1/2 oz White Rum (Privateer Tres Aromatique)
1/2 oz Campari
1/4 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Cane Syrup (JM Sirop de Canne)
1 Strawberry

Muddle the strawberry in a shaker tin. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass (Tiki sea shell mug), and fill with ice (crushed ice). Garnish with an orange wheel and strawberry (orange peel, strawberry, mint sprig).

In looking for a third recipe that called for strawberry to round out the cocktail hat trick, I came across a drink in Food & Wine: Cocktails 2011 that took things in a Tiki direction. That one was the Louanalao by Richard Boccato then of New York City's Weather Up Tribecca, and perhaps this one was created during his time at Painkiller (a/k/a PKNY) before that. I was drawn to the recipe (besides the strawberry paired with Campari part) for it combined allspice dram and Campari which worked rather well in the Chester Rapkin, King Slayer, and other drinks.
Once prepared, the strawberry from the drink and the garnish filled the nose, and the sip led into the strawberry balanced by lime notes. Next, the swallow shared funky rum, berry, bitter orange, and allspice flavors.

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