I'll start with this little work-in-progress by Zach Pearson. You might visit the link for the latest recipe.
Krakatoa, August 25th, 1883
by Zachary Pearson
1 oz Jamaican rum, Smith & Cross
3/4 oz Amaro, Sibilla
3/4 oz Torani Amer
1/2 oz Demerara Rum, Lemon Hart 151
1/2 oz Pineapple juice
1 bsp Allspice Dram, St. Elizabeth
3 ds Bitters, Scrappy's (Aromatic)
2 ds Bitters, Angostura orange
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
Shake, strain over new crushed ice, garnish with a mint sprig.
I tried this tonight without the Allspice Dram (which he just added). It is very, very good. Stimulating. Exciting. Cerebral. Surprisingly, the caramel of the Lemon Hart dominates the initial sip. The large dose of Amaro Sibilla (an intensely bitter amaro) doesn't come in until after the swallow, but lingers nicely. The crushed ice is helpful. There is a lot of alcohol in this drink. One was plenty. I believe Zach may have something to say about this drink in an upcoming article.
Note: I used a mixture of Bittermen's Amere Nouvelle and homemade Amer Boudreau in lieu of the Torani Amer.
Edited by EvergreenDan, 17 September 2012 - 05:32 PM.