Sunday, April 25, 2021

Tommy And The Ron-Dels (Death & Co. Recipe)


This is almost like having a Tiki redux cocktail in a handy Old Fashioned glass. It's got all the wild, exotic flavors of the Carbbean spirits mixed with the most herbaceous spirits of Europe. The Death & Co. recipe calls for Ron Del Barrilito Puerto Rican rum, which is where the name comes from. But it is also the base recipe for a Margarita by this bartender there named Tommy. 

Often enough, I find that I want to enjoy tequila and mezcal in ways that don't involve lime juice or take the form of a Margarita. This was different enough that I took it for what it was--something far richer than an ordinary Margarita.

  • 3/4 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1/4 oz. Del Maugey mezcal
  • 1 oz. Ron Del Barrilito 3-star rum (George Boman used)
  • 1/2 oz. Galliano
  • 1 dash absinthe (Ricard used)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 1 dash tiki bitters (Angostura used)
  • 1 lime wheel garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass over 1 large ice cube. Garnish with the lime wheel. 

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