Saturday, October 5, 2019

the bainbridge

1 oz Moderately Aged Rum (Angostura 7 Year)
1 oz Amaro di Angostura
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat

Shake with ice, strain into a pineapple glass, and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and a cherry (mint sprig and nasturtium).
Two Saturdays ago, I returned from a bartending shift and felt the need for something tropical. Therefore, I turned to Matt Pietrek and Carrie Smith's Minimalist Tiki book, and I spotted one of Matt's originals called the Bainbridge. Bainbridge is an island near Seattle, Washington, where (or near) Matt and Carrie lived before they recently moved down to New Orleans, and the drink itself seemed like it would make good excellent use of my bottle of Amaro di Angostura on my shelf. Once prepared, the Bainbridge proffered clove, allspice and almond aromas underneath the floral and mint ones from the garnish. Next, caramel, pineapple, and lime played on the sip, and the swallow gave forth rum, clove and allspice flavors with a nutty and cinnamon finish.

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