Dead Reckoning

A modern Tiki drink from Smuggler's Cove
2 oz Jamaican rum, Appleton Estate V/X
12 oz Armagnac (optional, see notes)
12 oz Vanilla liqueur, Navan (substitute Tuaca or Licor 43)
12 oz Maple syrup
12 oz Tawny port, Sandeman
1 oz Lemon juice
1 oz Pineapple juice
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 oz Soda water
1 spg Mint (garnish)
Combine all but soda and garnishes in shaker. Shake, strain into tiki mug full of crushed ice; add soda. Garnish with mint leaves.
The original recipe (see source reference) did not include Armagnac. The Armagnac is an enhancement by Paul McGee while at Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago; it appeared in the ingredients list on the Three Dots menu (and the amount of 1/2 ounce was confirmed by other sources). Navan vanilla liqueur is extremely expensive and hard to find. I have used Tuaca as a substitute; others recommend Licor 43.
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