Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Pepper Tree Punch

Spicy, sweet, bitter, fruity--this drink's description covers it all. I feel that while the flavor execution is on point, the garnish game needs work. Why go through the trouble of blending a cocktail just to put it in an Old Fashioned glass. It doesn't make a lot of sense. Then again, these old recipes often don't.

One thing that Pepper Tree Punch has going for it is the blend of rums. Real tiki style recognizes that you have to have a balance between richness and fresh cane flavors. That and fresh juice, spices and Angostura bitters really set this one apart.
  • 2 oz. dark rum (Vitae Barrel Aged used)
  • 1 oz. light rum (Vitae platinum used)
  • 1 tsp. orgeat syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • several dashes Angostura bitters
  • one pinch of cinnamon
  • one pinch cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled Old Fashioned glass. 

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