Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Captain's Grog (Smuggler's Cove Recipe)

This is another drink credited to Beachbum Berry's research to recover lost cocktails. There's a lot going on in the Captain's Grog. Interestingly there's vanilla extract and almond extract--not syrups or liqueurs--used in the recipe, which I think are intended to give off strong tropical notes without taking up space in the glass. Kind of like using the extracts as bitters.

I'm using Pampero dark aged rum as one of the rum ingredients in the cocktail. The reason you don't see black rums in my pictures is that I make them to order with blackstrap molasses, aged overproof rum and unaged white rum. I just throw this together when a drink calls for black rum because that is pretty much what black rum is.
  • 3/4 oz. black blended rum (home blend used)
  • 3/4 oz. blended lightly aged rum
  • 3/4 oz.blended aged rum
  • 1/2 oz. dry curacao
  • 1/2 oz. falernum
  • 1/2 oz.lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • maple syrup
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 3 drops almond extract
  • 1 oz. club soda
  • mint sprig
Add all ingredients, except mint sprig, with ice into a blender. Blend briefly and pour into a chilled Double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with mint.

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