Saturday, November 13, 2021

fugu (for two)

3 oz Blended Aged Rum (Denizen Merchant's Reserve)
1 oz Column Still Rum (Bacardi 4 Year)
1 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1 oz Orgeat
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Blend with 2 cups crushed ice for 15-20 seconds (whip shake), pour into a Fugu mug or other large vessel (and top with crushed ice).
Two Saturdays ago, I was perusing the 5 Minutes of Rum site for a tropical drink, and I landed on their slight riff on the Fugu (for Two). The original was created at Forbidden Island in Alameda, California, and the combination made me think of a Beachbum (lacks the passion fruit syrup) mashed up with a Rum Keg (lacks the orgeat), so I was intrigued. Once prepared, the Fugu swam to the nose with apricot, pineapple, and passion fruit aromas. Next, lemon, pineapple, and stone fruit notes on the sip shimmied into rum, apricot, nutty, and passion fruit flavors on the swallow.

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