Wednesday, September 16, 2020



I really like the combination of flavors in this crushed ice cocktail. There's gin, there's rich rum and nutty creme de noyaux. The fruit flavors are a mix of classic lime juice like a Daiquiri and gummy tasting guava syrup. Undertow is the dangerous current beneath the surface of the water that swimmers must be wary of. You see it in shallows alongside reefs or in rivers beneath a waterfall. Undertow will take you down. 

In this cocktail, the danger beneath the very calm and relaxing surface of tropical flavors is the one-two punch of rum and gin. I used British-themed spirits to represent both in this cocktail. I only wish I had a little British flag as a garnish.

  • 1 1/2 oz. gold Jamaican rum (Pusser's used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin (Bulldog used)
  • 1/2 oz. creme de noyaux (Tempus Fugit used)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. guava or passion fruit syrup (guava used)
  • lime twist

Combine all liquid ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend briefly and pour into a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Twist lime peel over the drink and drop it in the glass. 

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