Let Me Drown
- 2.0 oz. Captain Morgan 100 proof
- 0.5 oz. espresso liqueur (Stirrings)
- 0.5 oz. Cynar
- 0.5 oz. lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
The song is literally about drinking yourself to death, so I needed something boozy. And with a nautical theme. So I went with a 100 proof Captain Morgan to start it off. Because the drinking is to occur all night, the espresso liqueur is there to maintain the buzz. The sweetness is then cut with the bitterness of the Cynar and the tartness of the lime. Rereading this recipe after all this time, the nutmeg didn’t immediately make sense, but I actually liked it in the final drink, mostly for the nose and its combination with the espresso taste.
It’s an odd mix of flavors, but it packs a punch, which was the main point. There’s a bit of a conflict in it, which, if you know the song, makes some sense. This was Burrs point of no return. And so a fitting end to the wild party. Drink up.