Missionary Coup d’etat

Missionary Coup d’etat

  • 1.5 oz. Old Monk rum
  • 0.5 oz. Gabriel Boudier Saffron Gin
  • 0.5 oz. Rhum Clement Mahina Coco
  • 0.25 oz. Tamworth Von Humboldt Tamarind liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. Malabar liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. Plantation rum from Fiji
  • 0.25 oz. cinnamon syrup
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice
  • two dashes Angostura bitters
  • dash of El Guapo Polynesian Kiss bitters

Shake with ice and strain into glass.

Whew! A lot in this one! I was creating a drink for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and for one Victorian character who (in a pointedly racist and colonialist way) wanted to bestow England’s largesse onto perceived “lesser” cultures (this is satire).

The character sings of going to India, Africa and the South Pacific, so here I looked to include ingredients from all the regions to create a tiki-esque drink to balance the booze, bitters, sweet and sour with spices and flavors from all over the globe.

The name comes from a lyric, and I love the rhythm of it. The character is (purposely) cringey. The drink, I hope, is not.

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