Friday Night Cocktail by MermaidMary.
This cocktail is from the most amazing bar in San Francisco called Smuggler’s Cove, it is a small three level bar and when you walk in the door & it takes a moment for your eyes to adjust to the dark, but when they do you find yourself in a fully pirate themed bar. It’s small & dark with amazing drinks & a fun clientele.
This is the definition of what American’s refer to as a dive bar & they are known for their great rum cocktails.
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30 mls soda water
30 mls fresh lemon juice
30 mls pineapple juice
15 mls maple syrup
15 mls vanilla brandy (you can make this by adding a vanilla pod into brandy)
15 mls tawny port
60 mls aged/dark rum
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Put the soda water into a tall glass.
Add the rest of the ingredients into a a shaker with ice & shake!
Strain into the glass over the soda water and garnish with a decent sprig of mint and a long lemon rind spiral.
Recipe also available in the book: Smugglers Cover: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” by Martin and Rebecca Cate.
MermaidMary is a wine writer & enthusiast who contributes every Friday on The Long Lunch. Never one to be described as an Oenophile her true passion is to spread the word of great wines, while making wine accessible & never using alienating wine speak that confuses people - like Oenophile!
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