Wednesday, April 20, 2022

mr. wednesday

1 1/4 oz Krogstad Aquavit (Aalborg)
1/2 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/4 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Orgeat
1/2 oz Giffard Crème de Banane (Tempus Fugit)

Whip shake, pour into a Tulip glass (Tiki mug), fill with crushed ice, and garnish with an orchid (omit).

After my bar shift two Wednesdays ago, I selected the Death & Co. Welcome Home book for the evening's treat to myself. There, I was captivated by the Mai Tai of sorts called the Mr. Wednesday crafted by Matthew Belanger in 2017; however, the rums took a backseat to aquavit in the spirit base, and lemon juice and banana liqueur subbed in for the lime and curaçao in the classic. The name is most likely a nod to the character in the American Gods series based on Norse mythology as a connection to the Scandinavian spirit here.
The Mr. Wednesday summoned a caraway and tropical aroma to the nose. Next, lemon, caramel, and banana notes on the sip charged into funky rum, caraway, earthy, and banana flavors on the swallow.

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