Complementary, My Dear Watson
- 1.0 oz. Scarlet Ibis rum
- 1.0 oz. aged agricole rum (Clement VSOP)
- 0.5 oz. passion fruit syrup
- 0.5 oz. lemon juice
- 0.25 oz. Green Chartreuse
- dash of vanilla bitters
Shake with ice and strain into snifter.
I’m always game to mix passion fruit with rum. Lemon is there for the acid, of course, then I added the Chartreuse to play a bit with the herbaceousness of the agricole.
I was stuck a bit for a name. First, because of the rum, I was thinking about A Study in Scarlet, but I really thought the actual color would need to be red in that case. Then I thought about the red (scarlet) and green (Chartreuse), and the fact they were complementary colors, then stuck with the Sherlock theme. Elementary really.