Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thinking About a Stout Cocktail

     Whenever I think about a good Tiki style cocktail, I start thinking of ways to use Plantation Trinidad Overproof Rum.     This is one of the finest overproof rums anywhere.     It is actually sipable, a bit on the hot side, but huge flavor that keeps you coming back for another sip.    This 173 Proof gem is perfect for a Mai Tai or a Zombie.   With it's high octane punch, it livens up any strong cocktail.

      Down the road it would be a great subject for one of our Rum Lab, one that might take a couple of days to complete.   It would be hard for me to be accurate making the cocktails after a couple of these and even harder for the lab mice to accurately judge them.    We will figure it out, and I'm sure that we will get the job done in a proper fashion. 

Bahama Bob’s Zombie

·         1 oz. Diplomatico Blanco

·         1 oz. El Dorado 12 Year Old

·         ¾ oz. Plantation Overproof

·         ¾ oz. J. D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum

·         ¼ oz. Pomegranate Liqueur

·         ¼ oz. Aguardiente

·         ¼ oz. Bahama Bob’s #3 Syrup  (Cinnamon, Sugar, and Nutmeg)

·         ½ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

·         2 oz. Pineapple Juice

·         2 oz. Grapefruit Juice

·         2 Dashes of Bitters

·         Splash of Barrett’s Ginger Beer

Place all ingredients except the Ginger beer in a shaker filled with ice.   Shake until chilled and strain into a blender filled with crushed ice and swizzle.    Pour into a pint glass and top-up with Barrett’s Ginger Beer.   Garnish with an orange wheel and a mint sprig.

     No matter how you choose to use this fine overproof rum, it is really enjoyable.   By the way try it over ice with Barrett's Ginger Beer, makes for a really stormy treat, one that can blow you over.   ;o)