Sunday, October 27, 2019

maiden voyage

1 1/2 oz Barrel-Aged Gin (Bluecoat Aged)
3/4 oz Calvados (Boulard VSOP)
1/4 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand)
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup
1 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a snifter glass (Tiki mug), and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a scored lime shell (nasturtium flower) and a toasted cinnamon stick.
I was feeling the need for a tropical drink two Sundays ago, so I turned to Shannon Mustipher's Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails book. There, I latched on to the Maiden Voyage that was her recipe inspired by elements of the Mai Tai and the Fog Cutter. Once prepared, the Maiden Voyage launched into peppery floral, cinnamon, apple, and orange aromas. Next, lime and orange notes on the sip sailed into juniper, orange, apple, cinnamon, vanilla, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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