1 oz Rhum Agricole (Blanc)
1 oz Mezcal
1⁄2 oz Amaro Nardini
1⁄2 oz Swedish Punsch
1 twst Grapefruit peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.


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.

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Picture of Adventures Close to Home
FRY 2021
Posted by yarm on 4/23/2021
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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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.

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 commented on 4/29/2021:

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.

Thanks Zachary - I've never tried a 'Ti punch, and I will give it a go. I do have a nearly full bottle of La Favorite Blanc.