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Grog Blossom

Grog Blossom

  • 1.0 oz. Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still rum
  • 1.0 oz. Scarlet Ibis
  • 0.75 oz. lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Passion fruit liqueur (Giffard)
  • 0.5 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 0.25 oz. Vanilla liqueur (Giffard)
  • 0.25 oz. Allspice Dram (St. Elizabeth)
  • Dash of Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters

Shake with ice and strain into tumbler over cracked ice.

Recently I discovered that although I had a tasty passion fruit liqueur in my possession with which I had made a number of ad hoc drinks I had yet to create a specific, recorded drink with it. Thus.

Because it can be rather sweet, especially with the addition of a complementary vanilla, I reached for a funky Jamaican rum and also lots of bright acid to balance. The allspice and bitters brought more depth (and bitterness), but I was still missing something to round out the drink. The chartreuse fixed that for me with its herbal kick.

Grog of course was the traditional nautical concoction of rum and lime. Here I have taken that and embellished (as many a tropical or tiki drink does), making the Grog Blossom I think a fitting name, and certainly a possible result of consuming these on a regular basis!