Monday, September 18, 2023

juju man

1 oz Black Strap Rum (Cruzan)
1 oz Smith & Cross Rum
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/8 oz Honey Syrup
3/8 oz Ginger Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a glass; the photo showed an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube and garnished with a cube of candied ginger on a pick (omit garnish).
Two Mondays ago, I opened up the Bartender's Choice app on my phone and landed upon the Juju Man by Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin at Lion Lion in 2017. The recipe was described as "the Penicillin but in funky rum form," and I was curious to try this rum take on Sam Ross' modern classic with thoughts of Meaghan Dorman's Amoxicillin and John Gertsen's Panacea in mind. In the glass, the Juju Man proffered a molasses, rum funk, and ginger bouquet to the nose. Next, caramel and lemon notes mingled on the sip, and the swallow danced its way in with dark rum, funk, honey, and ginger flavors.

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