MIXING THROUGH GROG LOG 12 – Ciro┬┤s Special

Jamaican rum, lime, Grand Marnier and Creme de Cassis makes up Ciro┬┤s Special which is the 12 th drink in Grog Log. Nothing much written about this one, it was made in Ciro┬┤s nightclub in Hollywood. So let┬┤s see what this one brings in terms of flavors…

My first impression was – too tart. But of course, that also may depend very much on the limes you┬┤re using but 1 oz is quite much of tart if no syrup is there to balance it out. Instead there┬┤s 0.75 oz of Creme de Cassis and 0.25 oz Grand Marnier.

I added a little bit of sugarcane syrup to see if it made the drink better and it did, at least to my palate. Well, this one – i have to say – is not one of my favorites from Grog Log. But friends, its drinkable, don┬┤t get me wrong. Just pimp it up with some sugarcane syrup unless you like it tart.

CIRO┬┤S SPECIAL

ciros-special

1 oz fresh lime

0.75 oz Creme de Cassis

0.25 oz Grand Marnier

1.5 oz Jamaican Rum ( i used 1 oz appleton extra and 0.5 oz Smith & Cross)

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

So now i needed a twist as well and i really looked forward to try to transfer this drink into something more tasty – that is the fun part, not sure if i succeeded though but here it is:

KAHUNA┬┤S BOWL

kahunas-bowl

0.75 oz fresh lime

0.5 ox hibiscus syrup

0.25 oz Cherry Heering

0.25 oz Grand Marnier

1 oz pineapple juice

1.5 oz Smith & Cross

Shake and strain into a Tiki mug or glass with crushed ice.

Quite tasty, the pineapple juice with the hibiscus syrup adds some freshness – and with Smith & Cross in the glass you can┬┤t go wrong, really.

It suits me just fine to have some Tiki drinks now just when the winter is trying to not let the spring come through and its not warm yet, so let the rum warm us instead.