Friday, June 7, 2019

don's special 151 swizzle

1 1/2 oz Puerto Rican 151 Rum (Don Q)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/4 oz Honey Syrup
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Build in a tall glass, fill with ice, swizzle to mix and chill, and garnish with a mint sprig. Sub another mild Caribbean 151 rum if Puerto Rican 151 is not in your inventory.

In thinking about the 151 Swizzle Challenge, I decided to craft my own after making the mid-century classic recipe. In contemplating a sweetener, I bandied about ideas of coffee liqueur, crème de cacao, Benedictine, and passion fruit syrup. Andrea seemed to like the passion fruit idea, and I took the passion fruit and honey syrup combination from Don's Special Daiquiri along with its Puerto Rican rum to combine into Don's 151 Swizzle. For bitters, I merged the anise of the Herbsaint and with the drying power of Angostura in the original, and I selected Peychaud's. It turns out that the combination bears some resemblance to Beachbum Berry's Hart of Darkness albeit with a different rum, lemon in addition to lime, some soda water, and no bitters or garnish.
Don's Special 151 Swizzle proffered mint and passion fruit notes to the nose. Next, lime mingled with honey on the sip, and the swallow showcased rum, passion fruit, and anise flavors.

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