Thursday, February 20, 2020

far east cocktail

1 1/2 oz Dark Jamaican Rum (2 oz Coruba)
1 tsp Curaçao (3/8 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry)
3 dash Grenadine (1/8 oz)
1 dash Angostura Bitters (2 dash)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry (orange twist).

For a nightcap two Thursdays ago, I turned to Trader Vic's 1974 Rum Cookery & Drinkery for ideas. The Far East Cocktail intrigued me for the name reminded me of the East India Cocktail as well as the Chinese Cocktail in both name and form. Here, the drink was a rum Old Fashioned served up with the grenadine-curaçao combination that Vic utilized frequently such as in his PB2Y2, Pondo Punch, and later Zombie recipes.
The Far East Cocktail met the nose with an orange, caramel, and molasses bouquet. Next, the caramel and orange notes continued into the sip, and the swallow offered funky rum, berry, and clove flavors.

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