Monday, August 26, 2019

army navy bowl

2 oz London Dry Gin (Beefeater)
1/4 oz Funky Jamaican Overproof Rum (Wray & Nephew)
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Orgeat
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Whip shake, pour into a Tiki mug, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a flower.

When I saw a mention of the Army & Navy Cocktail, I recalled how ModernTiki riffed on it to make the Army Navy Grog. As I considered the lemon juice and orgeat in the Army & Navy, it reminded me of the Scorpion Bowl, and I wondered if the two could be mashed up. In the hybrid, I kept the spirit gin-forward with a little bit of high ester rum, but dropped the brandy component of the Scorpion Bowl. I did include the orange juice from the Scorpion Bowl and the bitters from the Army & Navy to round out the mix.
The Army Navy Bowl saluted the nose with an orange and nutty bouquet. Next, a creamy orange and lemon sip paraded past a gin and nutty swallow with a funky rum, allspice, and clove finish.

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