Saturday, August 31, 2019

rum firewalker

3 oz Overproof Jamaican Rum (2 oz Rum Fire)
1 oz Campari (2/3 oz)
1 oz Cinnamon Syrup (2/3 oz)
1 oz Lime Juice (2/3 oz)

Shake with ice, strain into a Collins glass with ice, and garnish with a mint sprig and edible flower.
Sticking with the trend towards tropical drinks, I reached for Shannon Mustipher's Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails two Saturdays ago. There, I was lured in by the Rum Firewalker by Jason Alexander that was a name based off of Hampden Estate's 126 proof Rum Fire white rum. While the flavor profile seemed delightful, I scaled down the drink by a third given the rum's potency. Once prepared, the Rum Firewalker proffered mint and peppery floral notes from the garnishes over funky rum and cinnamon aromas from the drink below. Next, the lime sip gave way to funky rum melding into bitter orange flavors on the swallow with a cinnamon and rum funk swallow. Overall, the drink showcased a lot of tropical fruit notes from either the high ester rum alone or in combination with the Campari and other ingredients.

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