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The Old Man and the Sea

Adapted from a recipe by Kaitlin McGavock, Lil Indies/Daughters & Co, Orlando, FL, USA.

Old Man and the Sea Kaitlin McGavock

“Yes, Hemingway was a rum man . . . He also talks about fernet, and whisky, and wine . . . an indiscriminate drinker. This cocktail suggests a saltier, more rugged approach than the dainty Papa Doble. Not a right hook to the jaw, but a refined insult that haunts you. Smoke, spice, salt, and crisp grapefruit sing like a distant memory upon first sip, tingling your lips and leaving you wanting more,” Kaitlin McGavock.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Del Maguey Vida Mezcal Old Man and the Sea - Copy

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Dolin dry vermouth

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rosé

A pinch of sea salt

3 drops  Bittermans Hellfire Habanero Shrub

Add all ingredients into a rocks glass, add ice, stir, and enjoy. No garnish, no frills.

gaz sez:    Be very careful with the Habanero Shrub in this drink.  One drop too many can ruin it.  Get it right though, and you have a thing of great beauty in your glass that will soothe away all memories of any insults that have ever been hurled in your direction.  I also want to add that Kaitlin sure as heck has a way with words.  Great description, Kaitlin.  Hope you’re putting your writing skills to good use, too.

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