Adventures Close to Home

1 oz Rhum Agricole (Blanc)
1 oz Mezcal
12 oz Amaro Nardini
12 oz Swedish Punsch
2 ds Bitters, Angostura
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 twst Grapefruit peel (As garnish)
Instructions
Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
History
After a few Amaro Nardini cocktail in the recent weeks, I was inspired to tinker. The end result was named after a song by the British 1970s punk band The Slits. "Adventures Close to Home" sounded like a perfect way to sum up the last year of pandemic living.
FRY 2021
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4 Comments

I'm always curious whether

I'm always curious whether there is a drink that will make blanc Agricole taste palatable to me; I really, really dislike it. As such it doesn't seem right for me to rate this drink, but I will say that I found it palatable, which probably means that for someone who enjoys blanc Agricole, this is likely a great drink.

Zachary Pearson's picture

Are you talking about a

Are you talking about a cocktail or just anything with Agricole Blanc? How about a 'Ti Punch: Go borrow a couple ounces of La Favorite Blanc. In a glass, take the end slice of a lime (barely any fruit, mostly peel) and put it in the bottom of a small OF glass. Barely cover the lime slice with syrup (You could make a 2:1 syrup with demerara sugar for this). Muddle the lime slice gently, fill the glass with haphazardly cracked ice, add rhum, give it one stir. Now the trick - take a quick sip to set your palate. Give it 30 seconds for the small ice pieces to melt, shake the glass and sip again. Over the next 10-15 minutes there'll be a moment where everything comes into alignment and hopefully the lightbulb comes on. Thanks,  Zachary

yarm's picture

Besides folks that don't like

Besides folks that don't like rhum agricole, this drink also won't appeal to teetotalers, keto/paleo practitioners, supertasters who despise bitter, smokey drink haters, or Scandanvia-phobes. There are over a thousand drinks to choose from on this database, so please choose wisely. But it was pretty cool that you found that it did not suck.