Thursday, November 24, 2016


So I've decided that the Hammerhead is part of the "shark" series of cocktails designed to sneak up and hit you like Jaws. This is really much more of a liqueur drink than a gold rum cocktail. I still used my small flask of Mad River First Run Rum, but the real flavor profile belongs to bitter oranges from triple sec, peach pits and sweetness of amaretto and Southern Comfort. The mouthfeel is very thick and sweet and orange flavors linger a long time. Forget that this is a rum drink altogether, you are drinking the heaviest stuff at the bar. I get the impression that a bartender grabbed the most rich spirits and threw them all into one drink.

Some notes on drinking this one: I cut the proportions (wherever it says 2 oz.) to 1.5 oz. Do this and you can actually fit it in a cocktail glass. Ignore this and you will have an overflowing glass and drunk patrons.
  • 2 oz. gold rum
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 2 oz. amaretto
  • several dashes Southern Comfort
Combine all ingredients is a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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