Sunday, June 19, 2022

jose marti especial

40 mL Havana Club 3 Year White Rum (1 1/2 oz Tommy Bahama White)
15 mL Lustau Fino Sherry (1/2 oz Tio Pepe)
20 mL Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
15 mL Simple Syrup (1/2 oz)
5 mL Pernod Absinthe (1 tsp)
4 Cloves

Shake with ice and double strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Sundays ago, I reached for the Claridge's Cocktail Book and spotted the José Martí Especial that reminded me a little of the Death & Sundries given the Daiquiri with Fino sherry structure. The recipe was crafted at Satan's Whiskers in London by Andy Loudon, and it went in an absinthe and clove direction opposed to the chocolate and mint one in the Cane & Table drink. Here, the José Martí Especial proffered an anise and licorice aroma from the Pernod Absinthe. Next, a semi-dry lime sip flowed into rum and herbal flavors on the swallow with a clove finish.

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