Wednesday, August 14, 2019

plank owner's punch

1 1/2 oz Plantation OFTD Overproof Rum
1 1/2 oz Moderately Aged Rum (Plantation Original Dark)
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Honey Syrup
1/2 oz Don's Spices (1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup + 1/4 oz Hamilton's Allspice Dram)
1 dash Aromatic Bitters (Jerry Thomas Decanter)
1 dash Absinthe (20 drop St. George)

Whip shake, pour into a Zombie glass, fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.

After placing an order for the Minimalist Tiki book by Matt Pietrek (of CocktailWonk) and Carrie Smith a little over two months ago, my copy finally showed so I was excited to give a recipe a test run. Given my success with Jason Alexander's drinks in the past such as the Golden Shellback and Drunken Helmsman, I started with one of his recipes called the Plank Owner's Punch.
The Plank Owner's Punch inched my nose out to a mint aroma over funky rum notes. Next, a lemon, honey, and caramel sip leapt into rum, allspice, and vanilla flavors on the swallow. As the ice melted a bit, the absinthe's anise became more pronounced.

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