Monday, January 31, 2022

mocking bird

1 1/2 oz Krogstad Aquavit
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Syrup
1/2 oz Cane Syrup 1:1

Shake with ice, strain into a Collin glass (double old fashioned) with fresh ice, and garnish with a pineapple leaf or lime wheel (omit).
Two Mondays ago, I was perusing the ShakeStir site's drink database when I spotted a curious Jungle Bird riff called the Mocking Bird. The recipe was crafted by Natasha Mesa in 2017 at Raven & Rose in Portland, Oregon; here, the base spirit was swapped from rum to aquavit, and the pineapple juice to pineapple syrup akin to the Unique Bird and Jungle Bird Negroni. With aquavit in the mix, the drink proffered a caraway and star anise aroma to the nose. Next, lime and pineapple notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow came through with caraway, bitter orange and pineapple flavors with a star anise finish.

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