Leo Africanus, a cocktail with two rums and PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
National Rum Day and it's a Friday... pretty hard to let that one go by, isn't it? Here's a little treat for your happy hour tonight. This cocktail features PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, which pairs excellently with passion fruit and two rums to give you a tropical treat to kick off the weekend.
1 oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
1 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice, strained
1.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice, strained
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 dash The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
Add all ingredients and shake well. Pour into hurricane glass and garnish with lime wheel and orchid. Serve with straws.
Leo Africanus was a very interesting figure in the 16th century, an adventurer and diplomat who, on his travels, wrote a geographic history of North Africa. Since PAMA liqueur is such a delightful representation of pomegranates in liquid form, known and adored in North Africa and the Middle East, a liquid tribute to one of the world's great adventurers seemed fitting. After all, who else do you know who's visited Timbuktu?
Cheers and happy Friday! I'll see YOU there!