Friday, August 23, 2019

golden barnacle

1 oz Rhum Agricole Blanc (Clement)
1/2 oz Pot Still Jamaican Rum (Smith & Cross)
1/2 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 oz Don's Mix (2/3 oz Grapefruit Juice + 1/3 oz Cinnamon Syrup)
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Flash blend and pour into a rocks glass (whip shake, pour into a rocks glass, and top with crushed ice). Garnish with a blood orange wheel (nasturtium flowers).
Two Fridays ago, I was feeling a tropical itch, so I opened up Shannon Mustipher's Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails book. The recipe that called out to me was Shannon's Golden Barnacle that reminded me a little of a Jet Pilot with allspice liqueur instead of falernum and hints of Herbsaint and Angostura spice. When garnished with nasturtiums instead of a blood orange slice, the Golden Barnacle greeted the nose with a peppery floral bouquet over cinnamon and allspice aromas. Next, grapefruit and lime played on the sip, and the swallow offered up funky and grassy rum flavors along with cinnamon and allspice notes.

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