Saturday, August 17, 2019

second rummer up

1 1/2 oz Aged Rum (1 oz Appleton Select + 1/2 oz Smith & Cross)
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup

Whip shake, pour into a Pearl Diver glass (Tiki mug), and top with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and a smoking cinnamon stick.

Two Saturdays ago, I returned to the Minimalist Tiki book by Matt Pietrek and Carrie Smith and spotted the Second Rummer Up. The recipe was crafted by Brian Maxwell who I did the "Cocktails in the Colonies" talk with at Tales of the Cocktail in 2017 and who created the Isle of Fawkes drink that I previously enjoyed. Brian currently works at Seaworthy in New Orleans, but the recipe might predate that move.
The Second Rummer up met the nose with an acrid cinnamon smoke over a mint aroma. Next, lime, pineapple, and hints of passion fruit on the sip got beat out by funky rum, passion fruit, and cinnamon flavors on the swallow.

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