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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Frangipani

     The "Frangipani" is another of the 50's era cocktails that has been bounced around and cynicized as a "dumbed-down Hemingway Daiquiri", but upon examination of this cocktail you will find it to be a different and enjoyable cocktail.  The addition of more grapefruit juice replacing the lime and the addition of sweetener in some versions makes this a very different experience.   There is very little information on this cocktail out there on the web, but it seems to appear every now an then in the historical cocktail discussions.

     I've found two very different recipes for this delicate cocktail, and I do have to admit, both sound very interesting.

Gourmet Frangipani
  • 1 oz. Golden Rum (Good Aged one)
  • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 dashes of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Place all ingredients in a shaker with cracked ice and shake until chilled.   Strain into a Martini Glass and serve.

     The second version is significantly different, in that it is made with pineapple juice instead of Grapefruit Juice.

Frangipani #2
  • 1 oz. Golden Rum (Good Aged One)
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 3 dashes of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Place all ingredients in a shaker with cracked ice and shake until chilled.   Strain into a Martini Glass and serve.

     the two recipes yield very different cocktail flavors.  The Frangipani #2 is much sweeter and it is easy to over do it with the Luxardo.   The Gourmet Frangipani is really tart like a Hemingway Daiquiri, but the flavor is significantly different.   Don't be afraid to add a few drops of cane syrup or agave nectar if it is too tart for your palate.  Try both of them, and see where it takes your taste buds.  ;o)