Portland bartender Mindy Kucan added a touch of tiki to fruitcake via allspice and rum, giving the familiar flavors of winter a warm-weather spin. “Everybody wants to be somewhere tropical in the winter, right?” Kucan says.
1½ oz. Demerara rum (Kucan uses El Dorado)
½ oz. spiced rum (Kucan uses Chairman’s Reserve)
1 oz. fresh orange juice
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. curaçao (Kucan uses Pierre Ferrand)
¾ oz. orgeat
¼ oz. allspice dram
1 dash Angostura bitters
Glass: double Old Fashioned
Garnish: cinnamon stick, grated nutmeg, orange slice studded with cloves
Shake all ingredients with crushed ice and pour (unstrained) into a glass. Garnish.
Mindy Kucan for Hale Pele, Portland, Oregon
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