A tropical Negroni riff that I created at Loyal Nine's Yacht Rock Sunday series in 2015
|1||oz||Rhum Agricole (Blanc)|
|1⁄2||oz||Passion fruit syrup|
|1||twst||Orange peel (As garnish)|
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Fill with ice, garnish with an orange twist, and add a straw.
For Yacht Rock Sundays at Loyal Nine in 2015, I crafted a tropical Negroni that I dubbed the Tarzan Boy for I was sourcing drink names from our playlist. The idea started with how passion fruit modulates Campari into something tropical and not incredibly bitter -- an idea I was first introduced to in Jamie Boudreau's Novara. Rhum agricole bolstered the tropical aspects of the mix, and I kept with white vermouths to allow the guava-like color to sing out. The Tarzan Boy was popular enough that it made the regular cocktail list once the Yacht Rock Sunday series concluded in the early Fall.
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- Nasturtium — Bianco Vermouth, Ginger liqueur, Bonal Gentiane Quina, Lemon peel
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- Into the Woods — Dry vermouth, Eau de vie of Douglas Fir, Herbal liqueur, Campari, Grapefruit peel