Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Never, ever let a Goddess work behind the bar.

This isn't so much a recipe for disaster as a recipe for a diplomatic incident. I call this drink the Cuban Missile Crisis, because it starts with a basic Havana (rum, lemon, pineapple juice) and ends up at Defcon 2 in rather short order.

Here are the ingredients. Yes, that's Green Chartreuse on the right. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  • Put a little bit of lemon juice in the bottom of a glass.
  • Add rum.  (White rum also works, but don't used spiced or dark rum for this.)
  • Add pineapple juice, and more rum if necessary to balance the taste.  Ideally you should get a synergy where the pineapple juice just cancels out the tartness of the lemon, but you can taste both rum and pineapple.
You now have a Havana, but don't stop just yet.
  • Drop a maraschino cherry into the glass and then gently pour in some of the sweet red syrup from the jar.  It should settle on the bottom.
  • Finally, top off the drink with a few spoonfuls of Green Chartreuse, layered onto the top.

(sips drink) Not bad.  I do wonder how it would taste if I set fire to it, though...

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