The team from Punch created a challenge for bartenders to translate a music genre into a drink. Shannon from Glady’s, NY took inspiration from a favourite reggae track 'Skylarking'. Given the bird reference in the song title, Shannon decided to take drink inspiration from the Jungle Bird.
The bitter component (Campari) in the Jungle Bird is replaced with Suze, a Gentian liqueur - although the woody, herbal notes of the liqueur are a little overshadowed by the combination of intense rums.
30ml Aged Pot Still Jamaican Rum
15ml White Overproof Rum
22.5ml Lime Juice
15ml Soursop (or 15ml Pineapple Juice + 7.5ml Demerera Syrup)
Adapted from a recipe originally posted on Punch.com
"With an aroma similar to pineapple, the flavor of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberries and apple with sour citrus flavor notes, contrasting with an underlying thick creamy texture reminiscent of banana." - Soursop, Wikipedia
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