Saturday, November 10, 2018

commando grog

1 1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Falernum
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 oz Coruba Rum
1 oz Don Q Añejo Rum
1 oz Hamilton's 86° Rum (El Dorado 5 Year)

Shake with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass (Tiki mug), and fill with crushed ice; I garnished with chocolate mint sprigs.

Two Saturdays ago, I had spotted a recipe on El Nova's Instagram for another riff by Jason Alexander (a/k/a Tiki Commando) called that Commando Grog that expanded upon the classic Navy Grog's sweeteners while holding the rest very similar. Since I enjoyed Jason's treatment of the Jungle Bird similarly called the Commando Bird, I was game to give this one a shot.
The Commando Grog offered up cinnamon and allspice aromas along with notes from the chocolate mint that I added as a garnish. Next, caramel and grapefruit on the sip transitioned into dark rum with a hint of funk, allspice, cinnamon, and clove flavors on the swallow with a caramel and lime finish.

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