Monday, February 1, 2016


This is more of another "exociticising" a drink by appellation only. I'm sure the name refers to the Hindu state of enlightenment, not the 90s grunge superband. The recipe treats it like a highball on the rocks with no garnish, but listen to my take on it before you decide. It's not intended to be a tiki, but it pretty much is. Nirvana is a dark rum highball drink that is strong. It contains three types of syrup, one of which is tamarind. It includes a topper of grapefruit juice to balance the sweetness. Taken altogether, it's pretty much a tiki. So the one rule about tikis is to garnish profusely. A grapefruit wedge and mint sprig are almost required. Raspberries came from my own inspiration.
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 1/2 oz. tamarind syrup
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • 1 tsp. simple syrup
  • grapefruit juice
Combine all ingredients except grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass full of fresh ice. Top with grapefruit juice.

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