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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring is Finially Showing Her Head in Key West

A Honey Bee collecting the nectar to make the honey
     First Signs of Spring and an idea for a new cocktail from Key West.  The flowering shrubs are beginning to bloom and the palm trees are greening up, all telltale signs of spring down here in Key West.    I love it when it first starts warming up here with the approach of spring, things come to life in a big way.   They  do it rather quickly as well.   Everything seems more lively, the birds are flying, the flowers are attracting the honey bees and the world seems to much brighter just because the sun and the warmth are back.
     This gives me an idea for a spring is springing type of cocktail.  The idea of the nectar calls upon the Agave plant, source of some really fine sweetener.  Then maybe the ginger blossom was inspirational to bring in the Barritt's Ginger Beer into play.   Now all I need is a rum and maybe something to bring it all together.    I'm feeling the urge to get out on the water, luring me to an idea of a nice Papa's Pilar Blonde Rum as the base.
The Pelican pondering this cocktail
Early Spring Escape Cocktail
  • 2 1/2 oz. Papa's Pilar Blonde
  • 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 1 dash of Fee Bros. Old Fashion Bitters
  • Barritt's Ginger Beer
Place all ingredients into a shaker except the     Barritt's, shake until chilled and strain into a 12 oz. class filled with ice.   Top up with Barritt's Ginger Beer and float an orange zest as a garnish.