Friday, April 10, 2020

chiquita old fashioned

1 oz Pineapple Rum (Plantation)
1/2 oz Overproof Jamaican Rum (Smith & Cross)
1/2 oz Banana Liqueur (Giffard)
1/4 oz Amaro Montenegro
3 dash Angostura Bitters

Build in a double old fashioned glass, add a large ice cube, and stir to mix and chill. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and a flower (two pineapple leaves).
Two Fridays ago, I decided to make one of the recipes that New Orleans bartender Brian Maxwell has been publishing this month on his ShakerOfSpirits blog called the Chiquita Old Fashioned. This banana-flavored Old Fashioned featured both funky Jamaican as well as pineapple-infused rum, and it was accented by a touch of amaro and bitters; pineapple rum and crème de banane have worked well together in the past in the Commando Life and the Stack Banana, so I was game to give this one a try. Once prepared, the Chiquita Old Fashioned welcomed the nose with a pineapple, banana, and rum funk bouquet. Next, caramel and tropical fruit on the sip peeled into rum funk, banana, hints of pineapple, allspice, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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