Virtuoso Life - July/August 2017 - 61
Overproof rum's high alcohol content stands
up to the multitude of other liquors, syrups, or
juices most tiki drinks call for - and only overproof can be ignited for a flaming flourish.
WRAY & NEPHEW OVERPROOF, $25
Flavor notes: Brown sugar, orange,
STOLEN OVERPROOF RUM, $20
Flavor notes: Charred vanilla,
PLANTATION O.F.T.D. OVERPROOF, $32
Origin: Guyana, Jamaica, and Barbados
Flavor notes: Licorice, cloves, nuts
LEMON HART & SON DEMERARA RUM
151 PROOF, $37
Flavor notes: Dried apricot, baked apple,
LOST SPIRITS NAVY STYLE RUM 61%, $43
Origin: Monterey County, California
Flavor notes: Deep molasses, sherry,
Vic Bergeron wrote of "Honolulu's famous
Scorpion, a drink which does not shilly-shally
or mess around in getting you under way," in
the 1946 Trader Vic's Book of Food & Drink.
Here, an updated version from the Pacific Seas
bar at Clifton's Republic in Los Angeles.
3 ounces gin
3 ounces white rum (or 1½ ounces
2 ounces cognac
3 ounces orange juice
1½ ounces orgeat
2 ounces lime juice
Lime wheels or gardenias, for garnish
2 ounces overproof rum, for flame
1-inch-square piece of bread, for flame
Mix the first six ingredients in a pitcher over
cracked ice. Pour into an ice-filled 32-ounce
bowl. Garnish with lime wheels or gardenias.
If using a volcano bowl (as pictured here),
pour 1 ounce overproof rum into the center.
Soak the bread with the remaining rum, dust
it with cinnamon, place it in the center of the
bowl, and light it on fire. Serve with straws
If BLEED, make it fit and center in
the DARK GRAY BOX.
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If NON-BLEED, make it fit and centered in the LIGHT GRAY BOX.
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