Sunday, December 19, 2021

le zombi

1 1/2 oz Plantation OFTD Overproof Rum
1 oz Rhum Agricole Blanc (Rhum Clement Premiere Canne)
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Martinique Canne Sirop (JM)
1/2 oz Fassionola (1/4 oz Passion Fruit Syrup + 1/4 oz Grenadine)
3/4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz White Grapefruit Juice (Pink)
3 dash Bittermens Tiki Bitters (Bittercube Blackstrap)

Pulse blend with 1 1/2 cup crushed ice for 10 seconds (whip shake) and pour into a Zombie glass (coconut mug). Fill with crushed ice and garnish with mint.

Two Sundays ago was my first night off in a bit, so I decided to make a more involved recipe that I spotted on The Atomic Grog called Le Zombi. This tropical number by Hurricane Hayward was a tribute to French island spirits – both the rhums and the voodoo/zombie culture. With the French liqueur Benedictine in the mix, the combination reminded me of Ryan Lotz's Jet Pilot riff at No. 9 Park, namely Benny & the Jets.
Le Zombi's mint garnish greeted the nose before the straw yielded caramel, grapefruit, passion fruit, and berry notes on the sip. Next, a burst of burly rum was joined by grassy, passion fruit, berry, and herbal flavors on the swallow.

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