Snoop Lion (or, Fo'Swizzle)

The dankest drank.
1 12 oz Jamaican rum, Smith & Cross
14 oz Batavia Arrack, Van Oosten
12 oz Grapefruit juice (white)
14 oz Lime juice
12 oz Passion fruit syrup, B.G. Reynolds
14 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
Instructions
Shake, pour un-unstrained into a double rocks glass.
Notes
'Lion' is an old-fashioned term for a sour sweetened by both a liqueur and a syrup or nectar. A Snoop Lion is simply the dankest Lion. The passion fruit syrup and maraschino liqueur draw out the rum's overripe tropical fruit esters and smokey musk, respectively. Originally made with cocktail grapefruit, a different species of citrus from regular grapefruit, comparatively mellow, sweet, and fragrant. Using white grapefruit juice adds bitterness and structure.
History
New York City, December 2012.
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