Archive for February 2021

Maururu

Maururu

Stir with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with a cherry.

I love tiki. Don’t always have fruit. So here is one of my go-to drinks for such occasions. Fortunately, the Leopold Bros. cherry liqueur can add a great tart splash. Coconut and cherry with the rum, plus a little bitterness from the Averna and Angostura, and I don’t miss not having the fruit at all. Thank you, Leopold Bros!

Oh, Maururu is Tahiti for “Thank you.” There you go.

Farewell Kiss

Farewell Kiss

Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with cherry and lime.

Ok, here’s a confession. I love The Last Word, but I really dislike Maraschino liqueur. So often when I want that makeup for a drink I explore other ways to achieve it.

Here I really wanted that juniper aspect of the gin to shine through, so I lean heavily on the Copper & Kings offering as the base. For sweet, I opt for cassis, which can also add some tartness which allows me to pull back on the lime. Some additional sweet and bitterness comes from the Cocchi, and the piney bitters for me help to highlight that Juniper in the gin.

I made this drink at the end of 2020, so turning that last word into a farewell kiss seemed the perfect gesture. Although in retrospect I was too polite with my goodbye.