Sunday, November 26, 2023

nuclear club cocktail

1 1/2 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof Jamaican White Rum
1 oz Blanc Vermouth (Dolin)
1/4 oz Falernum (Velvet)
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Stir with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lime twist.
Two Sundays ago, I was inspired to create a stirred rum drink by crossing a Nuclear Daiquiri and a Georgetown Club. I knew that the Georgetown Club's dry vermouth would not be able to handle the Nuclear Daiquiri's overproof rum, so I swapped it to the sweeter blanc vermouth. Moreover, the addition of citrus elements from a lime twist and orange bitters really rounded out the recipe as it came together, and for a name, I dubbed it the Nuclear Club Cocktail after the term for the nations possessing nuclear weapons. In the glass, the Nuclear Club proffered lime and tropical rum funk aromas to the nose. Next, a semi-sweet sip flowed into funky rum melding into herbaceous and citrus notes on the swallow.

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