Yes! After a long, long time, I’ve come up with a new drink recipe, and I need to start with a warning: You only need ONE. This drink, when mixed my way, results in a recipe that’s roughly 25% alcohol by volume per glass. I have had HALF a glass, and I can confirm, this has some kick. It is also tasty, but by the third sip, I really have a hard time noticing anything besides the kick, which is strange because I can’t taste ANY alcohol.
The combination of ingredients is short: Bitter apertif, dark rum, tonic, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup.The bitter appertif is a bitter orange liquor with a reddish appearance. You can use Aperol or Campari Red, or even a generic brand. It has 11% alcohol by volume, so you could cut the booziness of this by substituting Campari Soda or Aperol Soda. In any case, this is what gives the drink its sweet and bitter base, and the other ingredients all play second fiddle in complementary ways.
In a 14 oz glass, I added ice, 1 oz of apertif, 1 oz of dark rum, a few drops of lemon juice, and a small splash of raspberry syrup. The raspberry sweetness blends with the bitter apertif and the sour lemon, and the rum and tonic lends this a citrus flavor similar to an orange Popsicle.
I’ve only mixed this once, and I imagine I’ll have to drink these REAL slow. I don’t advise chugging this, that’s for sure.
Thanks to Andrew Wolter for giving this drink recipe its name. You’ve been a secondary muse lately. =^)