Sunday, January 19, 2020

commando life

2 oz Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple Rum
3/4 oz Banana Liqueur (Giffard)
1/2 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Don's Mix (2/3 oz Grapefruit Juice + 1/3 oz Cinnamon Syrup)
3/4 oz Lime Juice

Flash blend with crushed ice (whip shake with crushed ice), pour into a snifter glass, and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig (grapefruit twist).
To continue on with the Instagram Tiki the Snow Away event, I selected the Minimalist Tiki book for the evening's libation two Sundays ago. The one that called out to me was the Commando Life by Jason Alexander as his take on Pagan Idol's Banana Life. Once prepared, the Commando Life greeted the senses with a grapefruit aroma over banana and cinnamon notes. Next, grapefruit and lime on the sip led into rum, pineapple, passion fruit, and banana flavors on the swallow with a pineapple and cinnamon finish. Overall, it was rather well balanced, and I was impressed at how the different flavors each took the forefront on successive sips.

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