Monday, August 24, 2020

doomsayer's grog

1 1/2 oz Plantation OFTD Overproof Rum
1 1/2 oz Plantation Original Dark Rum
1 1/2 oz Don's Mix (1 oz Grapefruit Juice + 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup)
1 bsp Zombie Mix (equal parts Grenadine, Falernum (Velvet), Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand) and absinthe (Butterfly))
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton's) 
2 dash Aromatic Bitters (Angostura)

Whip shake with crushed ice, pour into a snifter glass (Tiki mug), fill with crushed ice, and garnish with mint sprigs.
Two Mondays ago, we were still feeling a tropical vibe, so I opened up the Minimalist Tiki book and spotted the Doomsayer's Grog by Jason Alexander. The combination seemed like a 1934 Zombie crossed with Navy Grogs -- both Don the Beachcomber's with honey and Trader Vic's with allspice dram as I had previously combined in some of my grog riffs. Once prepared, the Doomsayer's Grog proffered a mint aroma with hints of anise. Next, grapefruit, lime, caramel, and honey on the sip led into funky rum, cinnamon, and allspice flavors on the swallow.

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