Heart of Darkness
From Death To Sour Mix on Nov 06, 2013
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 ]