Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pink and Smoky

For my second drink for this week's grapefruit themed TDN I decided to try my hand at mixing something up using Ting*, since I used grapefruit juice for my first submission
Pink and Smoky
  • 1 oz Appleton extra 12 year rum
  • 1 oz mezcal
  • ½ oz J. Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
  • ½ oz cinnamon syrup (1:1)
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Ting*
stir and strain over crushed ice and top with ting; mint sprig and cinnamon stick to garnish
* Ting is a Jamaican carbonated grapefruit soda, that I only tried recently but is pretty tasty. It can be hard to track down, try hispanic markets, or I got mine from amazon.
I can't explain the inspiration for this drink, as it is just an amalgamation of several linked pairs of ingredients or flavors that I've seen used together in the past. The name however is a play on the Dark and Stormy, since I saw someone somewhere compare JWray and Ting to a Jamaican version of that drink.  But this is not dark, it's pink from the Peychaud's.  And it's smoky from the mezcal.  And you can figure it out from there.  I'm not in love with the name but that's what I went with.

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