Bankers Are Wankers

1 oz Irish whiskey, Redbreast (Cask strength)
1 oz Jamaican rum (Dead Rabbit Jamaican rum blend; see note)
1 oz Port, Graham's (Graham's LBV)
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Raspberry syrup
3 ds Bitters, Dr Adam Elmegirab's Orinoco Bitters
1 pn Nutmeg (as garnish)
Shake hard, double strain into a cocktail glass over one fresh block of ice, top with grated nutmeg.
The Dead Rabbit wanted a more molasses-driven, high alcohol rum to replicate the Jamaican rum described in 19th century literature, and, unable to find a commercial example that matched that profile, created a house blend. Theirs is a mix of Cruzan Blackstrap, Smith & Cross, and Banks 7; any funky dark rum should work here, augmented by either a dash of the Cruzan or a touch of actual molasses.
From other users
  • Bright, rich, dark flavors: raspberry, molasses, hogo, grape, citrus, nutmeg. Wow. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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DrunkLab's picture

My guess, based on his

My guess, based on his description and the relative intensities of those three rums, is something like 1 oz Banks 7 to 3/4 oz S&C to 1/4-1/2 Blackstrap. I plan on asking next time I'm there.

DrunkLab's picture

Ha. I think Jack McGarry's

Ha. I think Jack McGarry's back behind the stick tonight after spending the last month or so in Europe so maybe I'll stop in and ask.