Wednesday, October 9, 2019

south seas sleepwalker

1 oz Moderately Aged Rum (Plantation Barbados 5 Year)
1 oz Aged Jamaican Rum (2/3 oz Appleton Signature + 1/3 oz Smith & Cross)
3/4 oz Don's Mix (1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice + 1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup)
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Grenadine
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 dash Aromatic Bitters (Bittercube's Most Imaginative)

Whip shake, pour into a Zombie glass (Tiki mug), fill with crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig.
Two Wednesday ago, I was feeling a tropical mood and turned to the Minimalist Tiki book. There, I was lured in by the South Seas Sleepwaker by Jason Alexander. The recipe itself reminded me of the 1934 Zombie with honey syrup and allspice dram in place of the classic's falernum and absinthe (besides the different rums). Moreover, the duo of honey and allspice dram appear in several Tiki drinks such as the Three Dots & A Dash and the 2070 Swizzle. Once prepared, the South Seas Sleepwalker seeped out cinnamon and allspice aromas from underneath the mint garnish. Next, caramel, honey, lime, and grapefruit notes made for a pleasant sip, and the swallow lurch on with funky rum, allspice, and cinnamon flavors.

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