Bankers Are Wankers

Irish whiskey, Port, Jamaican rum, Bitters, Lime juice, Raspberry syrup, Nutmeg
1ozIrish whiskey, Redbreast (12 yr)
1ozJamaican rum (Dead Rabbit Jamaican rum blend; see note)
1ozPort, Graham's (Graham's LBV)
1ozLime juice
1ozRaspberry syrup
3dsBitters, Dr Adam Elmegirab's Orinoco Bitters
1pnNutmeg (as garnish)
Shake hard, double strain into a cocktail glass over one fresh block of ice, top with grated nutmeg.
The Dead Rabbit wanted a more molasses-driven, high alcohol rum to replicate the Jamaican rum described in 19th century literature, and, unable to find a commercial example that matched that profile, created a house blend. Theirs is a mix of Cruzan Blackstrap, Smith & Cross, and Banks 7; any funky dark rum should work here, augmented by either a dash of the Cruzan or a touch of actual molasses.
Cocktail summary
Created byJack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit, NYC.
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
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DrunkLab on 08/29/2013


I've seen him speak of that blend. it's a great idea. what ratio of rums do you recommend for those brands?

DrunkLab's picture

My guess, based on his description and the relative intensities of those three rums, is something like 1 oz Banks 7 to 3/4 oz S&C to 1/4-1/2 Blackstrap. I plan on asking next time I'm there.

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Updated to McGarry's preferred name.

danielsrutkowski's picture

Apparently even the bartenders don't know the rum ratios.

DrunkLab's picture

Jack McGarry confirmed to me that it's equal parts of the three rums. It works better than you'd expect.

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Ha. I think Jack McGarry's back behind the stick tonight after spending the last month or so in Europe so maybe I'll stop in and ask.

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Bright, rich, dark flavors: raspberry, molasses, hogo, grape, citrus, nutmeg. Wow. (5 stars)

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