A DASH OF THE TROPICS

"A Dash of the Tropics" is an odd combination of flavors. The creaminess of the coconut helps tie together the range of fruit juices and liquors. This is definitely a drink for a funky mood.

For the drink:

-1 1/2 oz rhum agricole (JM Rhum VSOP)

-1/2 oz black raspberry liqueur (Black Raspberry Chambord)

-1/3 oz Cocalero

-1 1/2 oz mango juice

-1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

-1/2 oz fresh lime juice

-1 oz coconut cream

-2 dashes Angostura bitter


Garnish:

Dried orange wheel

Dried lemon wheel

Dried lime wheel


Glassware:

Martini


To make the dried fruit wheels, preheat your oven to 175 degrees. Slice your fruit as thin as possible. Place a wire wrack on a baking sheet and lay the fruit out. The lemons and limes will take about 3-4 hours and the oranges about 5-6 hours. If the fruit is still sticky and has traces of moisture keep drying.


Combine all of the cocktail ingredients in a shaker, add ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Pour through a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer into the glass. Garnish.


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