Complementary, My Dear Watson

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.

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