Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Forbidden City

There was a half grapefruit in my fridge left over from the previous post, and I wanted to do something Tiki with it. This drink was inspired by descriptions of the old Forbidden Fruit pomelo liqueur, which seems to have been a fine thing indeed.

Forbidden City
  • 2 oz gold Barbados rum
  • 1 oz Demerara rum
  • 3 oz fresh white grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp allspice dram
  • 1/4 oz honey syrup (1:1)
Shake with ice cubes and strain into a large, ice-filled glass. Long grapefruit twist.

The twist really makes this, contributing bright, delicate grapefruit top notes over the dark molasses and spice. I took the twist with a sharp vegetable peeler, removing a little pith with my bar knife.

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