Tuesday, October 1, 2019

tour le carbet

2 oz Rhum Agricole (Clement)
1/2 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur
3/4 oz Falernum (Velvet)
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lime wheel.
I was struck with a rum mood two Tuesdays ago, so I opened up Shannon Mustipher's Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails book. The recipe that called out to me was the Tour le Carbet that was her agricole-based riff on the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club with gentian liqueur in place of the curaçao. Le Carbet is a town in Martinique where the Carib Indians convened and where Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1502. In the glass, the Tour le Carbet welcomed the senses with grassy, earthy, and lime aromas. Next, the lime continued on into the sip that was followed by grassy rum, earthy gentian, ginger, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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