2 oz Dark Rum [Plantation]
2 oz Gold Rum [Short Path]
2 oz Pineapple juice
1.75 oz Orange juice
1 oz Triple Sec [Short Path]
1 oz Falernum [house]
.75 oz Lemon Juice
few dashes angostura bitters
Combine ingredients in a glass and stir. Fill a Collins glass 2/3 of the way with crushed ice, and add contents of mixing glass. Swizzled or stir vigorously until a frost forms on the outside of the glass. Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with orange slice and mint (cuz I had some in my yard). Add any kitschy swizzle sticks you may have and a straw.
* adapted from The Swizzle Inn website
Sorry (not sorry) for the lack of posts lately, but I have a valid excuse. I was on vacation! A cruise to Bermuda to be exact. While aboard the ship and on shore, I had many a tropical drink. However, the one I’m spotlighting in this week’s entry into the Better Know a Classic series is Bermuda’s other famous drink – the Rum Swizzle.
The Pope of Chili Town
1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
1/2 oz Falernum
1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
1/8 oz (1 barspoon) Kummel
Stir with ice, strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
Here we go, part two of my Bottle Swap Collaboration with Garnish Girl. Last week we focused on the King’s Ginger ginger liqueur for the Thoroughly Polite Dustup and Moscow Martini. This week we’re turning our attention to Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur. I’ve walked by this bottle countless times, growing more and more intrigued by its vintage-ish label and promise of heat and pepper flavor. It took a bottle swap to finally get it in my bar.
1 oz Dark Rum 1 oz Light Rum <Lawley’s New England Spirit (Boston Harbor Distillery)>
3/4 oz Pineapple juice
1/2 oz Falernum
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz Lime juice
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a tiki mug filled with crushed ice. Add a few heavy dashes of Angostura bitters on top, and garnish with a mint sprig and add a straw.
As you probably know by now, I love finding funky vintage glassware. It’s hard for me to walk by a Salvation Army, Goodwill, or other stores of that ilk without popping in to see what steals I can find under two bucks. My arsenal of coupes and rock glasses has grown in the last few years, but recently I realized there is a gaping hole in my collection…tiki mugs. Continue reading