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Cocktail Recipe: Goodnight Irene
cap, captain miss america
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Yesterday, I decided that I would make a drink tonight using Hurricane Rum, which comes from Triple 8 Distillers in MA. It seemed appropriate. I used some herbs we picked in preparation for the garden possibly getting destroyed, and some other things…and it was delicious! It was one of those times where, well, I have a sense of what I’m building before and during the production of a drink, but even so, I’m often pleasantly surprised by the outcome. This one was really good.

 

Cocktail Recipe: Goodnight Irene
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Tea
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 1
I made a drink tonight with Hurricane Rum, in honor of the oncoming Hurricane Irene. Every now and then, I make something where I’m even impressed with how good it is,
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Hurricane Rum
  • 10 leaves Vietnamese coriander
  • 3 blades lemongrass
  • 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Cardamaro
  • 1/4 oz Snap Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Cocktail Kingdom Wormwood Bitters
Instructions
  1. Put rum, coriander, and lemongrass in a shaker with ice. Muddle lightly.
  2. Add vermouth and Cardamaro, shake well
  3. Coat a chilled cocktail glass with Snap, pour off excess
  4. Pour drink into coated glass, add bitters

Notes:
Hurricane Rum is a whiskey-barrel-aged rum from Massachusetts. If you can’t get it, use a darker, barrel-aged rum.
Vietnamese Coriander is not like regular coriander/cilantro. It has broad, flat leaves and a smoky flavor. I’d recommend leaving this out if you can’t get it.
Lemongrass is lemongrass and is pretty widely available.
Dolin’s is a French white vermouth. Any dry vermouth will do if you can’t get this.
Cardamaro is an amaro made with carduni. If you can’t get it, try a different amaro. It won’t be exactly the same but close. I’m thinking Averna or Ramazzotti would be fine, something sweeter and less herby.
I don’t think you’re going to be able to replicate Snap with anything else. You can buy it online here.
Cocktail Kingdom Wormwood Bitters can be purchased on the Cocktail Kingdom Website. If not, use whatever bitters you have available, although I would not recommend a fruit flavor.

Mirrored from Nommable!.


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Did you name this after the book?

I didn't know there was a book! It's named for the classic Leadbelly song!

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