A Burnt Offering to Tangaroa

A riff on my Krakatoa, August 25th, 1883 for the Hale Pele bar regular contest
1 oz Jamaican rum, Smith & Cross
1 oz Amaro Abano, Luxardo
12 oz Demerara Rum, Lemon Hart 151
12 oz Donn's Spices #2, B.G. Reynolds
14 oz Simple syrup (Salted caramel syrup, see note)
14 oz Bitters, Angostura orange
3 ds Bitters, Scrappy's (Aromatic)
Shake and pour unstrained into a double rocks glass.
To make salted caramel syrup, in a large saucepan, take 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until a dark caramel forms - wisps of smoke should be evident. Carefully add 1/2 cup water to the caramel and once the bubbles subside, swirl to dissolve the sugar. Let cool and strain into a squeeze bottle.
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