I’m no bartender but I do enjoy mixing cocktails. Oftentimes fancy ones. Frequently old classics. I’m always open to try something new
Anytime I post a fancy cocktail I’ll post the recipe too.
Lately I’ve been on a Tiki kick. Call it wishful thinking…it’s March in Vermont
One of the Don Beach Classics. You can get by without the Dark Rum float if you don’t have Meyers or Goslings. And you can just use white or just aged rum if you’ve only got one or the other. It’s just slightly less awesome. Garnishing with a lime slice is like the bare minimum. Any other fruit you can hang on there is bonus. This is a simple one, you only need a few ingredients but the kicker is the Orgeat Syrup. It’s flavor and texture. There’s no subbing for it and it’s a critical part of the drink. A Mai Tai without orgeat would be like a pina colada without coconut milk.
Here’s the recipe:
1oz White rum
1oz Aged Rum
.5oz fresh squeezed lime juice
.5oz orgeat syrup
.5oz dark rum
Put the white rum, aged rum, lime juice (strain that shizz you cretin), and orgeat in a shaker with ice and give it a healthy 10second shake then strain into a tall glass of fresh ice. Float the dark rum on top and toss in a lime slice. I like a round for this drink. Call me crazy but sometimes it matters.
Relax and dream it’s not snowing.