Monday, May 2, 2016

Barrow Blues

This must be a reference to Barrow Island off the coast of New Zealand. That funky industrial place where workers had to fly to and home from on commute. There's even a Paul Hunt song called Barrow Island Blues. This is a simple drink, a dive bar special, that I spruced up a bit to make more attractive and to connect it with tiki style drinks of Pacific islands.

To that end, I used crushed ice and a few garnishes I had on hand. Strawberry and mint are especially fitting with the color. I thought about serving it in a tiki mug, but the color is too important to hide.
  • 1 oz. blue curacao
  • 1/2 oz. light rum
  • 1/2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp. coconut cream
  • fruit garnish and mint
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass full of crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and decorate with fruit and mint.

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