Repeal Day on dec 5th commemorates the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave Americans the constitutional ability to consume alcohol.
If i could i would have attended the Repeal Day Ball in Washington DC held by the DC Craft bartenders Guild – where several of my fellow booze bloggers and cocktailian friends are going. But since i can`t do that i have a tasty cocktail here – its a rum cocktail called Pago Pago and since it contains both muddled pineapple and green Chartreuse and i had all the ingredients on hand i`s right up my alley.This cocktail dates back to circa 1940 and can be found in Beachbum Berry`s Remixed.
PAGO PAGO COCKTAIL
1 1/2 oz gold rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz white CrÃ¨me de Cacao
1/2 oz green Chartreuse
3 mudÂdled pineapÂple slices
MudÂdle pineapÂple slices in a shaker. Add all ingreÂdiÂents and shake with ice. Strain into chilled cockÂtail glass. Garnish with pineapple slice and leaves.
This is a very nice little cocktail, and after one i wanted another..
The green chartreuse and pineapple plays so well together with the rum and lime. But i didnÂ´t feel much from the Creme de Cacao though, let`s see if Mozart Dry can change that.
So since this cocktail only did tease my appetite i decided to make a little twist of it as well since its so tasty and fun to play with. So instead of white Creme de CacaoÂ i took the ever so tasty Mozart Dry Chocolate Spirit and switched out the rum for something more potent like Smith & Cross and to make an interesting flavor some aged cachaca.
Mozart Dry is really one of my favorite spirits and i cannot enough recommend it, this stuff really can transform a cocktail.
1 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum
1 oz aged Cachaca ( i used Abelha Gold)
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz Mozart Dry Chocolate Spirit
1/4 oz sugarcane syrup (Petit canne)
1/2 oz green Chartreuse
3 muddled pineapple slices
Using Mozart Dry Chooclote spirit really changed things to the better! there wasnÂ´t any pronounced chocolate taste immediately but then in the aftertaste it came…just enough of raw dark chocolate…awesome. The whole drink was nice, and i love Smith & Cross with green Chartreuse!
On saturdayÂ is the upcoming Repeal Day, dec 5th – theÂ celebration of the end ofÂ the Prohibition that lasted from 1920 to 1933. Its now 76 years ago that the the prohibition in the US was put to an end. Repeal Day isn`t celebrated here in Sweden but i think it should be. Â Anyway, someone told me that we werenÂ´t celebrating Halloween in this country a few years ago and now we do.
IT’S THE PERFECT TIME OF YEAR. Conveniently located halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas â€” at a time when most Americans are probably not spending time with family â€” Repeal Day presents a wonderful occasion to get together with friends and pay tribute to our constitutional rights.
WE HAVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL ABILITY TO DO SO. Unlike St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is a day that all Americans have a part in observing, because it’s written in our Constitution. No other holiday celebrates the laws that guarantee our rights, and Repeal Day has everything to do with our personal pleasures.
There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.
And it really is easy even if you don`t live in the US – just mix up a cocktail, grab a beer or go out somewhere and toast to repeal day wherever you are in the world.
I have made a cocktail forÂ Repeal DayÂ that is spicy, boozy and good!
END OF PROHIBITION
2 oz Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum
1 oz Carolina Catdaddy Moonshine
1/4 oz Cointreau
Juice of 1/2 small lemon
Rim a chilled cocktail glass with sugar. Shake and strain into the glass and drop a lemon peel for garnish.
The base spiritsÂ are unfortunatley not possible to find outside the US but a good quality dark rum lke Appleton ExtraÂ would be tasty too even if not the same as the ONO Cajun Spiced and catdaddy isnÂ´t a rum. To get the spiciness of the ONO Cajun Spiced, add a little simple syrup that you flavour lightly with cinnamon, clove and allspice and you may top with just a little a little rootbeer to get a flavour that at least a little may resemble that of the Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine,( i`m soon posting a review of it btw.)
Whatever you choose to drink, the important thing is that you enjoy yourselves and remember the end of the prohibition.