Sunday, March 14, 2021

the banana clipper

2 oz Plantation Xaymaca Rum
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao (Tempus Fugit)
1/4 oz Giffard Banane du Bresil
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Mole Bitters (Bittermens)
1 dash Fee's Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with both a grapefruit twist and an orange one.
Two Sundays ago, I returned to the Hawthorne's bar bible where I honed in on the Banana Clipper that appeared like an opulent tropical Old Fashioned. The recipe was crafted by Rob Ficks in early 2020, and it was subtitled on the menu as "move with the elegance of an African elephant" which seemed to suggest that it was named after a song by Run the Jewels. The Banana Clipper sailed to the senses with orange, grapefruit, caramel, and banana aromas. Next, a caramel-driven sip anchored into a funky rum, banana, chocolate, and allspice swallow.

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