Benjamin Barker Daiquiri

Benjamin Barker Daiquiri

This drink comes from the absolutely gorgeous book Absinthe Cocktails, which credits its creation to Brian Miller of the bar Death and Company. It starts with a dark rum daiquiri and then adds a splash of Campari and absinthe, two favorites of mine, so I was curious.

2 oz aged rum (Appleton Estate)
0.5 oz Campari
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup (turbinado)
0.125 tsp absinthe (Pernod)

Shake and strain.
Garnish with a floated lime wheel

This was a little bit of a disappointment. The initial taste is good, with the bitter Campari playing well against the rum and the lime and the absinthe subtly tying things together (it’s being used in bitters quantities here), but the aftertaste is no good. A sharp bitter lime aftertaste is not particularly pleasant. There are some good ideas here, but this doesn’t quite work.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s