First: blindfold all your guests. Or, perhaps a better idea, make this drink behind their backs. G chose the latter. Then shake, shake, shake over ice, pour through a strainer and sip. Can they identify the ingredients? Close your eyes, slip, slurp. Is it gin? Is it bourbon? It must have bitters. I was way off — and he made me guess for a long time.
It’s a bright but smoky, clean summertime cocktail. Loved it. But if I had known the ingredients, I would have never ordered it.
|The Inspiration :
In the Land of CocktailsThis cocktail recipe is from a book Shelly’s mom bought us — In the Land of Cocktails– written by two cousins and owners of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. These women know their cocktails — many of them Caribbean inspired (and we love the Caribbean).It’s a fun book to thumb through and find interesting cocktail names and combinations.
Between the Sheets*
Be smart, safe, and healthy. Drink in moderation. Don’t drink too much rum, even if you’re on a deserted island, and there’s nothing left to drink. Collect rain water in banana leaves or something.
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