Saturday, June 15, 2024

second wind

1 1/4 oz Smith & Cross Rum
1/2 oz Zacapa 23 Rum (Zaya 12)
1/4 oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1/4 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (El Maestro Sierra)
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram (1/8 oz Hamilton's Allspice Dram + 1/8 oz Simple Syrup)
1/4 oz Benedictine
2 dash Orinoco Bitters (Scrappy's Aromatic)
2 dash Bittermens Mole Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a coupe.
Two Saturdays ago, I was scanning the KindredCocktails database when I came across the Second Wind at Manhattan's Dead Rabbit circa 2014. A three rum Old Fashioned sweetened by sherry, Benedictine, and allspice dram pleasantly reminded me of a cross of my In the Navy with Rafa Garcia Febles' Conjurers & Concubines. In the glass, the Second Wind breezed to the nose with a caramel, rum funk, and allspice aroma. Next, grape, raisin, and molasses notes on the nose sailed into funky rum, dark rum, caramel-raisin, herbal, allspice, and chocolate flavors on the swallow.

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