With the revival of vintage tiki drinks and the opening of bars like Smuggler’s Cove in SF, Rum seems to be set for a big decade. For our party a little while ago, I used Joe Scialom’s recipe for the
Dead Bastard (via TraderTiki):
- 1/2 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz Brandy
- 1/2 oz Bourbon
- 1/2 oz Rum
- 1/2 oz Rose’s lime juice
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 4 ounces of chilled ginger beer
Shake Gently with 1 cup Crushed Ice, pour into Goblet or other large vessel. Garnish with whatever the hell, it’s dead and doesn’t care. I used a whole lime. It’s a big drink.
To really hammer home the deathly theme of the drink I used Bulleit Bourbon, and Death’s Door Gin. If anyone happens to know any death themed Rum or Cognac, please let me know.