ItÂ´s time to visit my sunny agricole rums again, not that i havenÂ´t but it was a while since i made a drink with only rhum agricole because usually i mix my rhum agricole with molasses rum because i like how they get together.
The flavors in “Ile de la Martinique” are that of sunshine and tropical islands with the typical grassy notes that agricole rums has – but if you havenÂ´t had rhum agricole before you might need some time to get used to it, it does have a very special flavor.
I revisited my bottle of St James 12 yo which is a smooth and nice rhum agriole and it turned out perfect for this drink. But any good quality aged agriole would do.
I based it on another one called “Martinique Passion” which i found among my cocktail files from long ago and decided to change it a little bit and add Angostura bitters for some contrast and spice.
Googling the name to try to find out from where i first found it was useless the only thing i found was another and totally different drink with that name and therefore i decided to change the name.
A little taste from the islands..
ILE DE LA MARTINIQUE
2 oz aged or rhum agricole vieux, i used St James 12 yo
0.5 oz falernum
0.75 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz passionfruit syrup
Dash angostura bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with speared pineapple chunks. Let it just sit one minute or two before drinking so the ice mellows into the drink just a little bit, it gets nicer that way and just the right amount of dilution really adds to the balance and taste.
This was a short post today…