Sunday, December 4, 2011

In honour

of my birthday, Cass created a holiday cocktail - it tastes like eggnog, which delighted this eggnog-lover who is allergic (alas) to the eggs:
The Saggitarian
1 oz coole swan
1 oz batavia arrak
.5 oz dark rum
.5 oz allspice dram (aka pimento dram)
ground cinnamon
combine all ingredients and shake over ice, then strain for a glass of holiday cheer!
A note on some of these ingredients: Batavia Arrack is a precursor of our modern rum, now considered to be the rum that sailors probably drank in the 18th century. Its ingredients remember European trade routes, as it is made from sugarcane *and* Indonesian red rice (the "east indies" meets the "indies"). It tastes like rum but with a distinctive earthy funk.
Coole swan is a dairy cream liquer. You could substitute Bailey's irish cream, but the whiskey flavour will be more pronounced in the drink.

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