Wednesday, December 12, 2018

island time

2 oz Rhum Agricole (Rhum Clement Premiere Canne)
3/4 Zucca Rabarbo (Sfumato)
1 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Scrappy's Lime Bitters

Whip shake with ice and pour into a double old fashioned with pebbled ice (shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe).
Two Wednesdays ago, I reached for Sother Teague's I'm Just Here for the Drinks and took note of the Island Time as a weird smoky Rhum Sour of sorts. Sother described his creation as "It's a lot like drinking a Daiquiri while enjoying a cigar." After having enjoyed the Sfumato Swizzle, it seemed up my alley. In the glass, the Chinese rhubarb in the amaro offered up a smoky element to counter the brighter grassy and lime aromas on the nose. Next, lime and dark earthy flavors on the sip transitioned into grassy, smoky, and bitter notes on the swallow.

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