1 1⁄2 oz Light rum
1⁄2 oz Rhum Agricole
1⁄2 oz Falernum, Velvet Falernum
1⁄4 oz Fernet Branca
1⁄4 oz Curaçao
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)
Stir with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
I became inspired after discussing online how the Don't Give Up the Ship was originally the Napoleon in the Savoy Cocktail Book but Crosby Gaige's renaming of it made the combination successful. I decided to mashup that classic with the Corn'n'Oil akin to my A Six for A Nine (also on Kindred Cocktails) that combined the Creole with the Corn'n'Oil. I originally tried aged Barbados rum as the base, but it needed a lighter spirit and some funk. For a name, I opted for a saying common on Barbados of the Devil Makes Work leaving out the "for idle hands to do" part.
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
author's original creation
Light rum, Rhum Agricole, Falernum, Fernet Branca, Curaçao, Bitters, Orange peel