Heart of Darkness

From Death To Sour Mix on Nov 06, 2013

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This drink is a take on the 'Dark & Stormy' which is pretty much a rum based Moscow Mule. So to make it more interesting, I added a lot of South East Asian flavors to make it more unique.

1 3/4 oz Sailor Jerry spiced rum
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth AllSpice dram
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3/4 oz palm sugar/lemongrass simple
3/4 oz tamarind juice
1 wedge of lime, squeezed

*For the palm sugar / lemongrass simple: Instead of using regular simple, take 1 part palm sugar (natural sugars from coconut trees) to equal part water; Add to that a couple 4" pieces of fresh lemongrass (pro tip: beat them up a bit with a muddler to loosen up the fibers and release its flavors). Boil. simmer. cool.

Shake all of the above and strain into a Collins glass with some fresh ice.

Top up with ginger beer (Fever Tree here).

Garnish with a stick of lemongrass, a lime wheel and a kaffir lime leaf.

[ Enjoy ]

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