Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Undead Gentleman (Smuggler's Cove Recipe)

Ever wonder what a Zombie would be like served up? That's the aim of the Undead Gentleman. This drink has all the complexity of a Zombie without the soda or crushed ice. It is unbelievably layered! For this I made cinnamon syrup, which was really just a matter of adding ground cinnamon to demerara syrup and straining it through a coffee filter. I also made my own black overproof rum with black strap molasses, 151 rum and white unaged rum.

Pampero Anejo rum is well aged and especially smooth. It is not one of those molasses-added dark rums. It is more sophisticated and suited for sipping, so it is fitting for a gentlemanly drink.

If it wasn't for all the work, I'd say this is a great drink to enjoy a Zombie cocktail at home. At a restaurant where all of these syrups and rums are available, it is a no-brainer...
  • 1 1/2 oz. blended aged rum (Pampero Anejo)
  • 1 oz. black overproof rum (homemade recipe used)
  • 1/2 oz. falernum
  • 1 dash absinthe (Absente Refined used)
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • intertwined grapefruit and lime twists
Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with intertwined twists.

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