I have so looked forward to this months edition of Mixology Monday - as the host I got to choose the theme of cherries and I also managed to secure one of Cocktail Kingdom's Navy Grog Cone Kits.
That gave me so many options.
The inspiration to the Red Volcano I found in a drink by Hardeep Rehal (sorry in Danish only but try Google Translate) who is head bartender at bar 1105 in the center of Copenhagen.
His Musa Daiquiri is basically a banana daiquiri mixed on aged rum and garnished with dried parsley.
It got me thinking and this is what I ended up with:
- 6 cl white rum - I used Plantation 3 Star
- 3 cl lemon juice
- 1,5 cl gomme syrup
- 3 cl Frederiksdal Cherry Liqueur - similar to Cherry Heering
- 1/4 very ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley (I dried it in my oven at 75C for about an hour and then pulverized it)
- 1 ice cone
Get your cone ready before mixing - just fill it with crushed ice and let it freeze for an hour with the metal straw inserted to make room for a drinking straw.
With a muddler smash the banana in the lemon juice, rum and gomme syrup. Add ice and shake until the banana is completely mixed into the liquid and all is very cold.
Insert straw into cone and place it in a glass, than strain cocktail over it without soaking the part sticking out.
Next drip the cherry liqueur over the top of the cone to imitate hot lava and sprinkle the dried parsley for an deforestation imitation.