Wednesday, June 23, 2021

the legend of dungeon rock

1 1/2 oz Pineapple Rum (Plantation)
1 oz Amontillado Sherry (Lustau)
1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup
1/4 oz Allspice Dram (Hamilton's)
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Wednesdays ago, I was inspired by the flavors of the Mytoi Gardens and the sherry version that preceded it, the Kuula Hina, which I created at Russell House Tavern back in 2014. I wondered if I could make a stirred version of it akin to the Zombie President which removed the juice elements of the Zombie and merged it with an El Presidente. While the lime juice I simply removed, the pineapple juice element was represented by pineapple rum. For a name, I was kept with the Mytoi Gardens theme of Massachusetts seaside landmarks and named this the Legend of Dungeon Rock. Legend has it that pirates traveled up the Saugus River to Lynn, Massachusetts, to bury treasure in a cave. After the three other pirates were captured by the British, the final pirate, Thomas Veale, hid in the cave with the treasure, and an earthquake in 1658 apparently entombed him there. In 1852, Hiram Marble, a spiritualist, built a house in that area. He claimed to have received a message from Veale, and he proceeded to dig a tunnel underground to uncover that treasure without luck.
The Legend of Dungeon Rock met the nose with a pineapple, vanilla, and allspice aroma. Next, grape with bright fruit notes on the sip led into pineapple, rum, nutty, vanilla, allspice, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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