Thursday, June 24, 2021

Circe (Original Recipe)


It stands to reason that a Calypso cocktail needs a companion cocktail named Circe. These are the exotic demi-gods of Homer's Odyssey and the only women that delay Odysseus on his journey home from Troy. 

The Calypso cocktail is very Tiki and is loaded with pineapple juice, rum and spiced with falernum and nutmeg. I went in a different direction for Circe--not as sweet and a little challenging. Lime and grapefruit juice keep it tart while MurLarkey three tea whiskey and my homemade allspice dram shift the bitter and spice notes to other tropical islands.

The combination is seductive but a little bit tart, just like Circe. The half-submerged grapefruit twist garnish hints at things lurking beneath the dark sea.

  • 1 oz. white rum (Mt. Defiance used)
  • 1 oz. MurLarkey three tea whiskey
  • .5 oz. allspice dram
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Cherry and grapefruit twist garnishes
 Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist and cherry speared on a cocktail pick.


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