Saturday, March 18, 2023

devil makes work

1 1/2 oz White Rum (Privateer Silver)
1/2 oz Rhum Agricole (Rhum JM Blanc 100°)
1/2 oz Falernum (Velvet)
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
1/4 oz Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand Dry)
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Two Saturdays ago I became inspired after discussing online how the Don't Give Up the Ship was originally the Napoleon in the Savoy Cocktail Book but Crosby Gaige's renaming of it made the combination successful. I decided to mashup that classic with the Corn'n'Oil akin to my A Six for A Nine that combined the Creole with the Corn'n'Oil. I originally tried aged Barbados rum as the base, but it needed a lighter spirit and some funk. For a name, I opted for a saying common on Barbados of the Devil Makes Work with leaving out the "for idle hands to do" part. Prepared with the agricole, it donated an orange, grassy, and menthol aroma to the nose. Next, a sip with light citrus peel notes sailed into grassy rum, lime, bitter herbal, orange, and spice flavors on the swallow.

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