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ILE DE LA MARTINIQUE

It´s time to visit my sunny agricole rums again, not that i haven´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.

If you wanna know what rhum agricole is you can read about it here and here.

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 haven´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…

3 comments to ILE DE LA MARTINIQUE

  • That sounds like a tasty one.

    I’d love to try the St. James 12 Year. Unfortunately the oldest variety I’ve seen offered here in the U.S. is the Hors d’Age.

  • I just made myself one if these. It was great. Thanks for the lesson on agricole rums. I had no idea. I’m tempted to add a little cinnamon syrup to the cocktail. If I do I’ll let you know how it is. Keep up the great posts!

  • Jordan – the Hors d’Age is good choice!

    Damon @ Let’s Tiki – it´s a good idea with cinnamon syrup! cinnamon and pineapple goes hand in hand and so if you try it with some pineapple juice as well it might be good.

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