Limes are still ten for $1.99. Well more than two ounces of juice tonight, even after I spilled some. It was time to think outside the bottle:
1 1/2 oz Neisson L'esprit
1 1/2 oz W&N
1 oz La Favorite Blanc
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz orgeat
juice of one lime
I'm not used to relegating La Favorite to a mere modifier, but if it works for the likes of Death&Co I figured it was worth a shot. (Sarcasm possibly intended.) Besides, for some reason, I keep running out of La Favorite.
I was afraid that with the extra orgeat and Cointreau the drink might be too sweet, but it is nicely balanced. Compared to my usual white mai tai the nose is more of butyl rubber -- in that wonderful Martinique rhum way. The only down side is that the subtile W&N dunder is a little lost.
Now, to pull down the Bastille.