Here´s a little drink i´ve been curious about for a while but never had the time to try out until now when it´s time to get back to normal work after the Tales is over for this time.
The Yellow Boxer i found in Remixed by Jeff Berry – but who made it? where is it coming from? what inspired it or made it happen? – well… i have no idea. Browsing through the interwebz for research didn´t lead me to any much info, just recipes but no info on it´s history. In any case fresh lemon juice, tequila, galliano, lime and orange must be tasty right? and also this is such a drink that you can play with and have some fun.
So what do you do with a drink which you cannot find any info about apart from the recipe? well, you mix it up… it better taste good since it`s just the drink i can come up with in this post..
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz Rose´s Lime Cordial
1/4 oz Galliano
1 2/4 oz tequila (i used a reposado, Los Tres Tonos)
Shake with a scoop of crushed ice and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh crushed ice.
It was a while since i did something with tequila, it´s mostly rum being poured here…With tequila and many other spirits i´m more like a periodic user, i don´t know why it´s that way but i guess it´s just the way i roll.
Anyway, back to the drink, how did it taste?
Hm…it was good…refreshing…and nice…but not WOW – and so i was dying to make a twist of it. Some drinks just calls for that and it´s something i really enjoy doing. Now i wanted something spicy, paired with something fruity, tart and sweet and then something dark..mellowed by something soft..
So i decided to use two rums i like very much, unfortunately one of them is impossible to find outside of the States or maybe even New Orleans, it´s the ONO Cajun Spiced rum i`m talking about. The other rum is Coruba dark, a very handy and versatile rum i always want on my shelf, i`m sure many of you readers agree on that.
I don´t know how to sub the ONO Cajun Spice though..but maybe a lightly cayenne and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove infused dark Jamaican rum would add a similar spice but it wouldn´t be the same thing of course.
I don´t know exactly what goes into the Cajun Spice – on their website it says – “A blend of rums are combined with the kick of cayenne and cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, ginger, and cloves to create this truly unique, truly New Orleans flavor”
It`s a pity this rum isn´t sold worldwide, it´s such a good rum and i`m sure it would sell well too, i haven´t yet met anyone who have tried it and not really liked it. It`s this kinda rum that once you try it you`ll keep coming back for more.
0.5 fresh lemon juice
0.25 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz passionfruit juice
1 passionfruit, one half goes into the shaker, the other half is for garnish
0.25 oz Navan vanilla liqueur
0.5 oz sugarcane syrup (Petit Canne)
1.5 oz Coruba dark rum
Float 0.5 oz Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum
Shake with a scoop of crushed ice and pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass and add up with more fresh crushed ice. Float ONO Cajun Spiced rum and garnsih with a speared half passionfruit shell and either mint or other green leaf.
Well this was a very tasty drink! it`s fruity, sweet and sour, tart, spicy, rummy and layered. I think i`m lucky today!
I hope you can try it out with the ingredients listed, if not, try to get as close as you can. Also this is a drink that allows much experimentation, i bet this would be nice with a float of mezcal as well or aged rhum agricole.
So there i got my passionfruit and vanilla drink which i wanted to invent ever since i went to that vanilla session at Tales.